Donna M. Tagliapietra
Donna Marie Tagliapietra, 78, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at home
with family by her side. She was born on February 27, 1940 to the late Arthur and Jeanette
(Gerlach) Plansky in Mayville, WI.
Donna was united with the love of her life, Robert Tagliapietra, on November 24, 1962 at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville.
Donna graduated from Mayville High School in 1958. Donna and Robert began their family in
1962 and she was a homemaker until the four children were grown. She then worked as a real
estate agent for Wohlust Real Estate and was also an Avon consultant for over 24 years.
Donna was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society and
also taught religious education at St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed bowling, tending to her
flower gardens, watching the birds and playing Words with Friends. Donna was an excellent
seamstress and her number one enjoyment was her family and especially her grandsons.
Donna is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert; four children, Bob (Kris) Tagliapietra,
Linda Tagliapietra, Michael Tagliapietra and Angela (Brian Liedke) Tagliapietra; three
grandsons, Mitchell, Vincent and Nicholas; six sisters, Dorie (Don) Gourlie, Judy (Don) Behnke,
Joan (Dennis) Hodgson, Elaine Schabel, Mary (Bob) Bonack and Peggy Streit; one brother,
Arthur (Jeanne) Plansky. She is further survived by two brothers-in-law, John (Phyllis)
Tagliapietra and Ron (Bonnie) Tagliapietra; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Waas; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, John and Clara Tagliapietra; three
brothers-in-law, Norbert Schabel, John Streit and Myron Waas.
VISITATION: Donna’s family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at
Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and, again, on
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac,
from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.
SERVICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be in Chapel of the Risen Christ – Calvary
“The family extends their deep gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Fond du Lac Cancer
Center, Madison Carbone Cancer Center and St. Agnes Hospice Hope.”
Online condolences can be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.