Donna Schilling


Donna SchillingDonna Marie (Hauger) Schilling, age 69 of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Avera Marshall after a 2-1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a CCW Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and prayer service at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donna was born May 1, 1947 in Canby, Minnesota to Henry and Ruth (Heiserman) Hauger.  She attended country school for 8 years near Clear Lake, South Dakota and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1965.  Donna attended Canby Vocational School.  She worked in Marshall where she met her husband Ron.  They were married May 4, 1968 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  The couple lived in Marshall until 1973 when they moved to Blue Earth.  In 1980 they moved to Redwood Falls where Donna worked at the License Center for over a decade.  In 1993 the couple returned to Marshall.  Donna was actively involved in all family business.  She volunteered at Avera Auxiliary Thrift Store and assisted with Ruby’s Pantry.  She enjoyed baking, doing for others, volunteering, and cooking for the kids at Holy Redeemer School.  She was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where she was active in CCW, Catholic Daughters, Emmaeus, and TEC.  Donna loved dancing, especially to old time music, and visiting with her many friends.  Donna most enjoyed her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her husband Ron of 48 years; children: Jaci (Joe) Garvey and Jose Rodriguez-Schilling, all of Marshall; grandchildren: Tresia, Joseph, Samuel, and Elizabeth Garvey; brothers: Bill (Maggie) Hauger of Brandt, SD, Francis (Kristi) Hauger of Clear Lake, SD, and Eddie (Genny) Hauger of Kendallville, IN: brother-in-law Gordon (Bernadette) Labat of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law Dianne Hauger of Canby; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Lawrence “Joe” Hauger, and sister Janet Labat.


  1. Melanie (LeBrun) Frederiksen says:

    My deepest sympathy with the loss of your Mom, Jaci and Jose. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Gail Sumerfelt says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Donna will be greatly missed.

  3. Kathryn Serie says:

    Jaci, Joe and family, sending you my sympathy and prayers. It is hard to lose a parent. She surely left a wonderful legacy in all of you. May you find comfort in many wonderful memories. K

  4. Syl debaere says:

    Prayers, cares, sympathy and hugs to the family and esp. to you Jaci, and Ron. so sorry for your loss of your mom and wife, and grandmother.

  5. Susan (Jones) Harper says:

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to you all.

  6. Harold Van Stryland says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories and the good times, Ron, Jaci, Jose and grandchildren. May God grant you His comfort in this difficult time. From a Clear Lake classmate

  7. Charles Skallerud says:

    Peace and blessings to you and all your loved ones, Donna

  8. Mary Surprenant says:

    I have such fond memories of Donna as an Emmaeus sister, smiling lunch lady, garage sale lover and doting mom and grandma! SHe will be greatly missed but her spirit will live on in and through her wonderful family!

  9. Monica Zilka Sullivan says:

    Ron, Jaci, Jose and family,
    My heart hurts for the loss of Donna. She was always so kind and cheerful. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  10. Mary Kaczrowski Brunelle says:

    Ron – my deepest sympathy – I know what you are going thru as I lost my husband 10 months ago. You and your family are in my prayers.

  11. Gail Gjere Lacy says:

    My deepest sympathy to Donna’s family and friends. We were in the “Class of ’65 in high school. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Linda & Joe Roehrl says:

    My deepest sympathy with the Loss of Donna. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Roehrl

  13. Kathy Serie says:

    Jaci, Joe & Family
    Sending my sympathy, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a parent/grandparent. She left a wonderful legacy in your family.

  14. Kathleen (Fuhrmann) Lanoue says:

    Sending you and your family my deepest sympathy. Learned of Donna’s death this morning. Met her when visiting my mom and she was so upbeat and friendly. Remembering you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Gail Fischer says:

    A beautiful lady who always had a smile for others. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Carol Driemeyer says:

    So sorry to hear of Donna’s death. Met her back when we shared a apartment in Marshall. Pray that the Loed will be with you at this time.

  17. Steven Sorensen says:

    We are sending you all love and light during this time. Donna was a special lady indeed and her light will be missed.

  18. Manfred Wolf says:

    Dear Ron, Jaci, Jose, all relatives and friends of Donna Schilling,
    I strongly believe that Donna is now in heaven!
    Donna was my American mom, when I have been a foreign exchange student in 1971 – 72. Ever since I enjoyed the feeling of being a member of the Schilling family.
    Donna´s kindness and loving care is still in my mind and heart. She was some kind of an angel. Therefore she will fly to heaven!
    I wish you strength in the times of your mourning and I wish you happiness, when you remember all the good times, which you have spent with Donna. Donna will live in our memories and hearts!
    With love and gratitude
    Manfred Wolf

  19. Don and Jan Fuhrmann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish all of your wonderful memories.

  20. Paul Buckley Family says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  21. John Rudeen says:

    So sorry to learn. On behalf of your fellow instructors at Kaplan/ECA, know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Marlene Schroer says:

    So sorry for your loss of Donna! Our hearts are filled with wonderful memories of her. With thoughts and prayers for all of you from the Schroer family.

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