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Obituary for Donamae M. Schlaver


Donamae Schlaver, 88, of Sparta passed away August 10, 2019, peaceably at her home with family at her side. She was born October 5, 1930, to John and Verina (Shelmidine) Schams. Donamae married Carroll “Red” Schlaver November 24, 1953, and they celebrated 46 years together. She worked and Northern Engraving for 31 years. After retiring, she took care of her husband until he passed away. Donamae then took on a part-time job at Rockland Flooring for a short time. Donamae loved to read, sew, play bingo, and cards with her family very much and she will be missed deeply. She is survived by her children, Noreen “Reenie” (Joel) Evans, Maryann (John) Erickson, Keith Schlaver, and Joanne Vandyke; grandchildren, Lance (Kristen) Erickson, Molly Evans, and Ryan Von Ruden; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Tyler and Caitlyn Erickson, Jayvon and Julian Adair, Bently Leo and Landon Von Ruden; sisters, Darlene Johnson and Debbie (Roger) Werner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll “Red” Schlaver; grandchild, Jeremy Evans and great grandchild, Corey Bronner; three brothers and brother-in-law, Joe Johnson. Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Rockland United Methodist Church, 106 E. Main St., Rockland, Wis. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:00pm until the time of the service. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory-Bangor Chapel, is assisting the family in their time of need.