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Donna M. Nowotny
Date of Death: November, 16 2017

          Donna M. Nowotny, 76, Wells, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Christian Park Village. She was born in Wausau, WI on May 24, 1941, daughter of the late Sylvester and Mabel (Smith) Skalecki. On August 20, 1960, Donna married the love of her life, Thomas Nowotny, in Wausau, WI.
          Donna enjoyed playing cards, fishing, camping, spending time outdoors, and traveling around the country with Tom. She loved spending time with her friends and family.
          She is survived by her loving husband: Tom, children: Mike (Rita) Nowotny, Sandy (Steve) Valdez, and Jan (Mike) Peters, brother: Donald (Susan) Skalecki, brother in law: Bob Nowotny, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
          Donna was preceded in death by her parents, brother in law: Jack Nowotny, and sisters in law: Mary Peterson and Gerry Nowotny.
          Friends may call on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Church with Fr. Bryan Gerber officiating. A meal will follow in the church parish hall. Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Nowotny Family.      

  • "Hi Grandma! I will miss you. I remember the china doll that you gave me. I always loved her blonde braids—just like mine! I still play with it today. Love you always!❤️ Sarah"
    -Sarah Nowotny

  • "We want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your wife, Mom, and Grandma. We are thinking of all of you this week and are praying for peace for Donna and all of you."
    -Janet & Sreve Gustman family

  • "To a very loving and kind sister. You certainly were blessed with a wonderful family of three children, all of whom listened and followed you and your husband Tom’s Christian guidance. Each of them are leading a successful lifestyle, married wonderful spouses, and raised their children to be proud and caring. Everyone within the family, and your friends will definitely miss you. Glad to have been a part of your life! - Donald & Susan Skalecki"
    -Donald Skalecki

  • " Grandma Nowotny, I have fond and cherished memories that i was able to share with you that i will never forget. It pains me that you have passed away, but deep down i know that you are in a better place now. You have left us in this world and now we will remember you in spirit. I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful experiences that we have shared. You did not deserve to leave this world so soon. May god watch over you on your path through purgatory and your ascent into heaven. I loved you and will always remember you. "
    -Jason Nowotny

  • "Grandma I loved all the time that I shared with you and that you were genuine and happy for me. I know that you loved to play cards, and those times made up some of our happiest moments together because you enjoyed them so much."
    -Ben Nowotny

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