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Joseph E. Donny
Joseph E. Donny age 74, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, surrounded by his family He was born October 10, 1936 in Monroe the son of Melchior and Hedwig (Aberhard) Donny. He was a 1954 graduate from Monroe High School and a 1955 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course. Joe and Marcia Heuer were married on August 3, 1957 in Monroe.

He farmed on the home farm prior to owning and operating the Alphorn Lounge, J.D.'s White Elephant, B. J.'s Penthouse and Wally Gators, a teen dance club. He was also instrumental in the development of Hillside Acres. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a life member of the Monroe Lion's Club and a member of the Madison Ski Club for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia of Monroe, daughters; Debbie (Dana) Stickney of New Mexico, Christie (John) Huber of Colorado, Joanne (Jim) Upmann of Monroe, brother; Francis (Sandy) Donny of Monroe, sisters; Mary Ann Radandt of Green Bay, Ruth (John) Collins of Florida, Marguerite (Terry) Kubly of Indiana, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Melchior Donny Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe. Con-Celebrants will be Fr. Larry Bakke and Fr. Michael E. Klarer. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Monroe. A visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home 1455 Mansion Dr., and 18th Ave. in Monroe. Memorials may be made in Joe's memory to the ALS Foundation, Monroe Clinic Hospice or the St. Victor School.