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October 15, 2018

8/18/2018 7:30:00 AM
Donna M. Radzinski Stenzel

Donna M. Radzinski Stenzel, age 79, of Rhinelander, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Friendly Village. She was born in Silver Lake on April 18, 1939, the daughter of Raymond and Edna (Newman) Schwartz. The family lived in Silver Lake and in 1957 Donna graduated from Wilmot High School. She was employed at Great Lakes Naval Base in Great Lakes, Illinois as a medical secretary.

Donna met her future husband, Dave Radzinski, at her mom's corner soda shop in Silver Lake. The couple was united in marriage in August of 1962. They then moved to Rhinelander. Donna and Dave owned the Pine Harbor Resort and Bar from 1962 until 1985. Donna and Dave were later divorced. Donna moved to Kenosha, where she was united in marriage to Elmer Stenzel on Dec. 13, 1986. While living in Kenosha, Donna was employed by Pickard China, and retired from Intermatic Inc. She lived in Kenosha until 2016 when she moved back to Rhinelander to be near her children. She enjoyed traveling, trips to the casino, playing cards with her friends and loved her dog, Scarlet. She also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and in her younger days played softball and was a professional bowler. But most of all Donna loved her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children: David (Sandy) Radzinski Jr. of Marshfield, Sandie Radzinski and Dan Stafford of Rhinelander; six grandchildren: Elizabeth (Zach) Nall of Wausau, Benjamin Radzinski of Marshfield, Colton Koshak and Erica Koshak, both of Wausau, Taylor Moore and Nicholas Wilmot, both of Rhinelander. She is further survived by two sisters, Juanita Hansen and Judie Schwartz, both of Silver Lake. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, Elmer Stenzel. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place at the Wilmot Cemetery. Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, 715-365-4343. You may light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or a condolence at

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