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Donna Coulter Memorial Service

All are welcome as we celebrate the life of Donna Coulter.

A service will begin at 11am at O’Connell’s Family Funeral Home, 520 11th St, Hudson, WI, 54016, with Pastor Kendra Grams officiating.

Visitation will begin at 10am and a luncheon will follow the service.

Donna Aletta Coulter, 98, passed away on May 11, 2024, in Hudson, WI after a brief stay at Christian Community Home.

Donna Coulter was born on February 3, 1926 in Bismark, ND, to Ernest and Edna Mayer. Her family then moved to Hudson, WI, where she graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1944.

Donna married Henry Coulter on September 14, 1946 and together they were blessed with 6 children.

Donna worked as a waitress in Chicago when she and Henry were first married and once they moved back into Wisconsin Donna stayed at home to raise her three children. Later she took a job at Northwestern National Bank in St. Paul where she met her dearest friend, Lorraine. After her “second family” started she began her career as secretary of The First Presbyterian Church in the mornings while waitressing at night. Years later she went to work at Jones Chemical, and finally, as office manager at an opthomologist office. She retired in 1991 when she started her favorite job as babysitter for a number of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The love of her family never ended supporting these grandchildren at sporting events and concerts, always cheering them on with pride and love.

She was a fantastic baker and was renowned for her delectable banana bread, rice crispy bars, and famous “Pringle can cookies.” Holidays were her favorite where her family would gather for good food and stories. Sometimes as many as 40 people squeezed into one home.

Donna also enjoyed her happy hour, often sipping on her beloved Southern Comfort. She treasured the bonds she formed while traveling with her dearest friends, creating cherished memories that she held close to her heart.

Donna will remain in the hearts of her children Debby (Stan) Abrahamson, Candy (Jim) Miller, Brad (Maren) Coulter, Gene (Amy) Coulter and Fred (Amy) Coulter; grandchildren Ann (Darren), Craig (Jen), Sara (Shawn), Melissa (Nick), Nate (Laurie), Cassie, Matt, Christy (Chad), Katie (Annie), Courtney (Colin), Sondra, Chelsea, Allie (Kellen), Gina, Claire (Jackson), and Elli; 19 great grandchildren with 2 on the way; 1 great great grandchild and many nieces, nephews and friends. She has created a legacy that continues to grow.

She is welcomed into heaven by her husband Henry; son Arthur; parents Ernest and Edna Mayer, and siblings Donald, Dorothy, and Clifford.

A memorial service for Donna will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. Visitation will begin at 10am with a service to follow at 11am. memorials are preferred to Willow River Cemetery where Donna often went to nurture her loved ones flowers and any flowers nearby.


May 28 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th Street South, Hudson, WI, 54016