She was a homemaker until the kids were raised. She worked at Linn Care Center in the housekeeping department, then transferred into the laundry department, where she worked for several years. She retired from National Frozen Foods in 1997, just after Bill retired, so they could travel. Alaska Bound!
After retirement, she loved fishing and traveling with Bill. They spent many summers camping on their property in Alaska. She enjoyed the spring time the most. Donna could always be found hunting with her camera for new animals; baby moose were her favorite! She outfished Bill many times. She once landed a 42 lb salmon, and Bill’s biggest salmon was a measly 38 lbs, from the Kenai River.
She was an amazing mother, cookie grandma, and the best wife we could ever ask for. She is already sorely missed by all. We know she’s in a better place and we’ll see her when God calls us home.
Special thanks go to granddaughter Auri Guggenmos; grandson Chris Wisecup; and caregiver Sandee Bellew.
Donna is survived by her husband, Bill Wisecup; son Tim Zeller; daughters Lorie Lanig, Peggy Aguilera, Julie Mason, and Patty Ellis; best friend and cousin Sherold Suffert; sister Mary Ann Hanslovan; sister-in-law Beverly Misner; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren. She was known as “Cookie Grandma.”
She was preceded in death by son Ricky David Wisecup; parents Don and Irene Misner; brother Donnie Misner; and sisters Barbara Hayes and Janet Venard.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Albany. A reception will follow at Albany Eagles Club.
Memorial contributions can be made in Donna's name to the Alzheimer Fund, care of Albany Eagles #2255.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.