Donna M. Hess

Donna M. Hess, 91, of Fond du Lac, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Grancare Nursing Home.  She was born May 4, 1930 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Ervin and Hilda (Reitz) Knutson.  On June 26, 1948 she married Alex J. Hess at Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2012.  Donna worked at Grancare as a nurses aide and also was a foster parent.  She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed outdoor activities, roller skating, was very artistic and loved being with her family.

She is survived by her son, Brian Hess; her sister, Dorothy Schroeder; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister, Helen (Walter) Farvour Bryant; and brother-in-law, David Schroeder.

The visitation will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive in Fond du Lac.  The funeral service will follow at 10:30 AM on Saturday at church.  Masks are required while in attendance at church. Burial will be held at a later date in Ledgeview Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church or Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Donna’s name.

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at