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March 5, 2020

Donna J. Nevil

Donna J. Nevil, age 88 of New Glarus, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on July 12, 1931, in New Glarus, the daughter of Joseph H. and Louise B. (Jordi) Gmur.

Donna graduated from New Glarus High School in 1949, and on September 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lowell "Jeff" Nevil at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus. Donna had provided in-home childcare, and worked at the New Glarus Bakery, Chalet Landhaus, New Glarus Chamber, and Swiss Historical Village. She was a member of the Swiss United Church of Christ. Donna enjoyed traveling, playing cards, following UW basketball and football, and an occasional trip to play the slots.

Donna is survived by her husband, Lowell "Jeff"; children, Debra (Jim) Kundert, Patrick (Laura) Nevil, and Mike (Shawna) Nevil; grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Nevil-Oppliger, Troy (Lindsey) Nevil, Kyle (Emily Tachon) Kundert, Markus, Mason, and Zoe Nevil; great-grandchildren, Greyson, Gibson, and Lila Nevil-Oppliger and Tenley and Treyton Nevil; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth, Dean, and Richard Gmur; sisters, Kathryn Gmur, Ruth Iverson, Lois Knaus, and Elizabeth Gmur; and sister-in-law, Arlene Elmer.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Swiss United Church of Christ, 18 Fifth Avenue, New Glarus, WI, with Pat Pluss officiating. A gathering preceded the memorial service from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus.

Memorials are suggested to the Swiss United Church of Christ or New Glarus Fire Department.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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