Donna J. Sunby, age 84, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Donna was born May 20, 1935 to Oralando and Florence(Beckett) Herrington in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was married to Roger E. Sunby on August 28, 1954 in Janesville. She taught English at Dodgeville High School for many years; and then after obtaining her Master Degree in Counseling became a Guidance Counselor in Dodgeville. She also worked at CESA 5 in Portage at the end of her professional career. Donna and Roger enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida. She was in several bridge clubs throughout her life and took up painting in her later years. She was a long time member of the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Sue (Joe) Trainor of Blue Mounds, and David (Brenda) Sunby of Merrill; grandchildren, Stacey (Dan) Kuehn, Peter (Abbi) Trainor, Isabelle and Lillie Sunby; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Erin and Brooke Kuehn, Cullen and Jowie Trainor; brothers Jack (Bev) Herrington and Tom (Jackie) Herrington; sister-in-laws, Ruth (Dick) Towns of Edgerton and Mary "Punky" Sunby of Milwaukee; other relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband Roger; son Daniel Sunby; grandsons Jason Sunby and Joey Trainor; and sister, Vera Schiller.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison and Dr. Allison Couture of UW Health in Verona for the great care they provided to Donna during her final months.
A memorial service celebrating Donna's life will be held when it is safe to gather at a later date.