Dona Mae (Fell) Risseeuw, 83 of Beloit, WI died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Premier Nursing Home. She was born February 25, 1935 in Beloit, WI the daughter of Clarence and Minnie (Siebel) Fell. Dona was a lifelong Clinton resident and a 1953 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. She married Philip Risseeuw on May 8, 1954 in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beloit. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2012. Dona and Phil were lifelong Farmers in Clinton. Dona also worked at the Clinton Middle School, Clinton Varity Store and the Clinton Kitchen. She was a long time member of Emmanuel Community Church of Clinton and enjoyed encouraging her grandchildren at their sporting events. She was their biggest fan. Dona's family was her greatest joy and she will be dearly missed. Dona enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her special friends from Rock Bay Harbor Senior Living. Dona was also an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them play.
Dona is survived by her five children; Philip A. (Tana) Risseeuw of Darlington, WI, Judy (Jack) Roberts of Milton, WI, Randy (Sue) Risseeuw of Beloit, WI, Robert (Brenda) Risseeuw and Jan (Loren) Bobolz of Janesville, WI; twelve grandchildren, Ben (Molly) Risseeuw, Isaac Risseeuw, Jackie (Chad) Moe, Merrill (Karli) Paynter, Pamela (Ryan) Wellnitz, Dylan (Lauren) Nass, Jameson (Diedra) Nass, Michael (Erica) Risseeuw, Melinda (Matt Schultz) Risseeuw, Jacob (Eliza Arndt) Bobolz, Kalyn Bobolz, and Neleah Bobolz; 14 great-grandchildren, Kai Risseeuw, Anthony, Tyler and Aubree Moe, Rya and Jayda Wellnitz, Kara and Jordyn Paynter, John Wylly and Abigail Nass, Willa, Milo, Lettie and Fitzroy Nass; brother Terry (Arlene) Fell of Beloit, WI, sisters-in-law Wilma (Ron) Meyer of Darien, WI, Delores Risseeuw (Jim Nordeng) of Clinton, WI and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00am at Emmanuel Community Church, 319 East Street, Clinton, WI 53525. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dona's name.