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Donna M. Karle

Jun 01, 1931 - Apr 02, 2022


Donna M. Karle, age 90 of Sheboygan passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022. Donna was born June 1, 1931, in Sheboygan to the late Leon and Severa (Lorenz) Weiss. She attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from Central High School in 1950. Donna was united in marriage to Marvin Karle on July 25, 1953; he preceded her in death in 2018. She was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, volunteered with the food pantry, visited the sick, and enjoyed golfing and bowling. She was a member of the PTA, helped with the Cub Scouts and the Brownies. Donna also was employed as a food server at Grant Elementary School and South High School. She was a loving wife and mother who always put family first, and had a wonderful sense of humor.
Survivors include her children Michael (Lynn) Karle of Naples, FL, Teresa (Bradley) Niemuth of Oshkosh, and Christine Hess of Sheboygan, grandchildren Lauren (Luis) Ramirez, Sara (Chris) Wegener, Adam (Ashley) Niemuth, Derek (Anna) Niemuth, Kimberly (Brandon) Rakow, Mitchell (Crystal) Hess and ten great-grandchildren.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters Lorraine (Frank) Batt, Delores (Leland) Breckheimer and Jean (Edmund) Steele.
Family and friends may gather at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Paul Fliss will officiate. Burial to follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Thursday Apr 7, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Thursday Apr 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Kathy Hueppchen

I want to express my sympathies to Donna’s family. I am so thankful for your mother’s friendship. She worked with my mother for years at South High School and they remained friends. She stayed in touch with my dad after my mother's passing, which he loved their conversations and reminiscing.

Barbara Parnitzke

Donna was a good neighbor and I will miss seeing her, sitting on her front porch in the summer. It was always fun to stop and have a chat. My condolences to the family.

jack wirtz

donna was a classmate of mine at CHS , and a fine person to know.

Ruth & Jim Behrens

Our deepest sympathy to Donna's family. Donna & Marvin are old classmates and friends for many years. wonderful people that were a pleasure to know. Ruth & Jim Behrens

Germaine Jacoby

I bowled with Donna for a number of years. My deepest sympathy to the family on her passing!!


Donna and her family has always been a welcome committee to all that know them. At my first meeting they made me feel like family or at least a long time friend. Donna had a charming smiling, positive attitude and great sense of humor. She will be missed. I am thankful to have know her and her family

Marilyn Buteyn

I express my sympathies to the family of Donna Niemuth. Donna was a very pleasant person. We were neighbors when she lived at Mapledale. I'm sure she will be missed.