November 30, 1922 - November 30, 2014
Eunice J. Donicht died on her 92nd birthday, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie, surrounded by her family. The former Eunice J. Smith was born Nov. 30, 1922 in the Town of Weston, Dunn Co. WI to Marion and Favorite (Hathaway) Smith. She was the eldest of 12 children, raised in the Irvington and Menomonie area and attended Menomonie High School. On April 29, 1941, Eunice married Leonard W. Donicht. To this marriage four children were born, Edgar, Patricia, James and Bruce. Eunice worked at various jobs over the years and retired from U.W. Stout in 1982 with 22 years of service. She was an excellent cook, homemaker and seamstress. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting in her later years. One of her greatest joys was the annual Smith Family Reunions, attended by the extended families of the 12 siblings. She also looked forward to the annual “Sisters Weekend”, attended by all of the remaining sisters. Eunice was a fun loving lady who could make a friend of everyone she met. She kept in contact with many friends she made of students and staff while working at U.W. Stout 40 years ago and she cherished all of her new friends. Eunice is survived by her three sons, Ed (Sharon) Donicht, Jim (Kendra) Donicht and Bruce (Kate) Donicht; her grandchildren, Cheryl Holzmer, Linda Mason, Raquel (Greg) Knops, Jared (Jessica) Donicht, Ken (Michelle) Donicht, Kathryn (Clint) Coffin, Jodi (Mark) Bauler, Chad (Ashley) Donicht, Lindsey (Rich) Stevens, Aaron Schuldt; her great-grandchildren, Tyler Holzmer, Ben and Jenna Mason, Livy and Madie Knops, Michael (Allyson) Donicht, Alexa Donicht, Jessica, Abbigale and Elizabeth Coffin, Nathan, Branden and Kaleb Bauler, Claire Donicht, Francesca and Emily Stevens; and her great-great-grandchildren, Clhoe Drinkman, Amelia Harts and Raiden Donicht. She is also survived two brothers, Al Smith and Dale Smith and three sisters, Janet Erickson, Sharon Durbin and Doris Compeau as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard W. Donicht; daughter Patricia Donicht; brothers, Delbert and Morris Smith; sisters, Irene Schmidt, Joyce Siler, Marion Berger and Fern Gleiter; and a great-grandson Isaac Bauler. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Kristine Stedje officiating. There will be visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn Co. WI.
Eunice J. Donicht died on her 92nd birthday, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie, surrounded by her family. The former Eunice J. Smith was born Nov. 30, 1922 in the Town of Weston, Dunn Co. WI to Marion and... View Obituary & Service Information
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