Donna Marie Wanous was born March 26, 1943 at Britton, SD to Elmer and Elsie (Sessler) Manecke. She grew up and attended school at Britton. On March 14, 1960 she married John Wanous at Webster, SD. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope Circle, the Red Hat Peppers, White Lake Senior Citizens, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Tracey Wanous of Sacramento, CA; two sons: John Wanous Jr. and wife, Amy of Mansfield, SD and Jay Wanous and wife, Lorrie of Elk Grove, CA; eight grandchildren: Rebecca and Donna Smith, Andrew Mitchell, Elizabeth and Kathryn Wanous, Ariana, Jackson and Adyson Wanous; one sister, DeLores McKinley and husband, Wayne of Moravia, IA and two brothers: Gordon Manecke of Britton and Robert Manecke of Midland. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Tom and Richard.