- June 4, 1938 - December 9, 2013
- West Lafayette, Indiana
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“We were saddened to read about your loss of Donna. She wasa great mother and wife. Your family has our sympathy,children who baby sat our kids,Chuck...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: gary and barb krutz - w lafayette, IN
“I remember clearlly, when the Machler family moved to South Wanatah. Donna and Jesse
taught us to play, "New York" tag. Donna had such beautiful eyes...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mikie Nuske wilson-Werner - IN
“Donna was as sweet as she was beautiful inside and out, we will miss seeing her at the lake. Our hearts are filled with sadness for Chuck and their...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Betty & Darrell Maxwell - IN
“To all of the Sherwood family:
Our deepest sympathy to Chuck and the family. We were saddened to learn of the passing of Donna. She was a...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Randall, Vicki, Taylor and Brenton Stirm - IN
“My condolences to the family of Donna Sherwood...may her soul rest in peace....
5 of 10 | Posted by: Alice R. Anderson - Lafayette, IN
“Sorry for your lost, Chuck. As Donna is now at peace may you also, grieve peacefully.
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rosemary Overman - Lafayette, IN
“So sorry to hear of this. You have my condolences.
7 of 10 | Posted by: William Fryar - Union Mills, IN
“Your presence will surely be missed but remembered at our future ALS meetings. However, now you are in heaven without disease able to walk, talk and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy Yocum - Lafayette, IN
“Rest in Peace Donna, we will never forget your kind smile, your generous nature, loving words and all the memories at the lake. You will be missed.
9 of 10 | Posted by: Missy - Indpls, IN - Neice
“Our lives are richer than most because we were blessed to share our lives with Donna. May God reward her for the beautiful imprint she left on our...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff, Mary, Ashley & Miles Harrington - IN
Donna Kay (Machler) Sherwood, 75, of West Lafayette passed away at 11: 30 P.M. on Monday, December 9, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS). Born June 4, 1938 in Evanston, IL. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Jesse "Jay" (Hanrahan) Machler. She was a graduate of Wanatah High School and the Chicago Secretarial School.
Donna married Wallace Charles Sherwood on September 6, 1958 in Wanatah and he survives. She was ahomemaker and had previously worked as a lead secretary at Duncan Electric and Elienor Cox Diamonds. She was a member of The Church of the Blessed Sacrament of West Lafayette and of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello. She was a member of The Red Hat Society of Monticello.
She enjoyed traveling to Spain and China and cruising the Carribean and Alaska. She and her husband loved spending the last few winters in Arizona. Donna had many creative talents. She loved quilting, knitting alpaca yarn, stained glass work, making jewelry and especially making pottery, which she enjoyed giving to others. She was generous, patient, kind and gave of her home for others to enjoy.
Surviving with her husband are her children, Steve Sherwood and Michael Sherwood (wife, Victoria) of Lafayette, Renee Tripp (husband, Steve) of Valparaiso, Brian Sherwood (wife, Tracy) of West Lafayette and Marc Sherwood of Lafayette; her brother David Machler )wife, Angela) of Wellington, FL and sister Jesse Harrington (husband, Daniel)of Naples FL; and six grandchildren.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, with Father David Buckles officiating. Visitation will follow the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS association Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd St. Suite 115, Indianapolis , IN 46205, ALSA. Org, or to The Exchange Club of Lafayette Foundation 409 Club Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences on line at www,hippensteelfuneralservice.com