Donna J. Worth, age 86 of Oshkosh, passed away at Aurora Medical Center on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. She was born in Appleton on August 24, 1936 to the late Victor and Elveria (Dolan) Befus. Donna married Richard “Dick” Worth and they had two daughters.
Donna had a vibrant spirit that would light up every room she walked into. She could instantly leave an impression on you and fiercely loved those she was close to. She was witty yet her strength was something to be reckoned with. Donna gave everything she had to those she loved and fought with that same spunkiness and grace until the very end.
Donna worked at various places throughout her life, including, Sears, Morgan Door Co., The Baxandall Co Inc, and Jess and Nick’s Pizza. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and their Ladies Guild.
Donna enjoyed gardening, collecting angel figurines, and crafting. Never wanting to be ordinary, she created unique gifts by folding money. She was an avid scrap booker and made scrapbooks for each of her granddaughters. She loved crocheting afghans for friends and family . She was a frequent flyer of Silver Sneakers at the YMCA with her good friend Barb Meton, and an Oak’s Candy Corner chocolate connoisseur, thanks to her good friend Beth Rothe.
Donna is survived by her daughters, Cindy Bahr and Cheryl (Mike) Hetzel; granddaughters, Stephanie (Matt) Crane, Amanda (Greg) Gauthier, Brenna (Jared) Thebo, and Britani (Adam) Tuchscherer; great grandchildren, Xavier and Pierce Gauthier, Noah and Piper Crane, and baby boy Tuchscherer on the way; sister-in-law, Sandy (Mike) Pickart.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Worth; sisters, infant Karen and Vicky Befus.
A memorial service for Donna will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1206 Ontario St. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Paul Lidtke officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Private inurnment will be held at Riverside Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for the American Cancer Society.
Donna’s family would like to thank the staff of Aurora Medical Center, Aurora at Home hospice, and Rev. Paul Lidtke for the compassion and support provided to Donna and family throughout the last year.