Donna Maria Mason

Donna Maria Mason, age 69, of Chilton, died on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  She was born July 16, 1953, in Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Benjamin & Frances (Powell) Montero.  Donna married Ora “John” Mason on September 4, 1982 in Chilton, Wisconsin.

Donna had a heart for caring for others, and it was evident in the meticulous care she provided for residents she cared for at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein for over 30 years.  She was nurturing and observant, making sure that every individual received what they needed and the care they deserved.

This passion for care poured into her personal life as well.  She cherished moments outside, especially with her husband hunting, fishing and camping; but she lovingly tended to her yard, making sure that it was an inviting place for wildlife to find rest.  She especially took joy in watching the various birds, especially Owls, Loons and Humming Birds, that would pass through the area.  Donna had a soft spot in her heart for the owl, and began a collection of statutes and figurines of that glorious bird.  

Survivors include her husband, John; her daughter: Maria Mason; her grandchildren: Ezra & Nadia Martinez-Mason; and her siblings: Brenda (Jon) Lee and Patricia (Tim) Schmidt.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Montero & Frances Zahn and her step father Rueben Zahn.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  A time of visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.