Donald Joseph "Pa Bogie" Bogenschuetz

November 12, 1933 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 88)


Our loving and caring Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and Brother, Donald Joseph " Pa Bogie" Bogenschuetz of Sheboygan was welcomed into God’s arms on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.  

Donald was born on November 12, 1933, the son of the late Albert and Marie Bogenschuetz. He attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from Central High School in 1953. On May 12, 1956, he was united in marriage to Diane Mollenhauer at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Together they raised their four children, enjoyed watching their family grow, and were married 58 wonderful years before Diane's death in 2014. 

Donald worked his entire career at Polar Ware until his retirement. In his younger years he enjoyed his weekly bowling league. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish, where he was a member of the Usher’s Society and volunteered for many Church functions. Donald had a love for arts and crafts, his flowers and gardening, for his dogs and rabbits, being a chaperone for his children's many trips with the Accents Marching Group.  

He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching their many activities and sporting events. He loved to watch the Brewers, Bucks and Packers play, He was an Owner of the Green Bay Packers, even attending the famous Ice Bowl. He loved taking rides with his wife in fall to see the beautiful colors, usually ending up at a casino, traveling around to many different states and countries, especially Alaska and Hawaii. He will always be remembered by being Santa’s Helper throughout the Holiday Season, which made Christmas special for children and adults alike. 

He is survived by his four children, Daniel (Pamela) Bogenschuetz, Debra (Tony) Yang, Daun (Alan) Steady, and Dale (Amy) Bogenschuetz all of Sheboygan. Grandchildren, Tanya (Jamie) Ten Pas, Trevor (Lindsay)  Bogenschuetz, Tyler Steady, Cole, Ella, and Asher Bogenschuetz;  Step-grandchildren Jason, Brad (Jessica), Brian (Kyle), W.Jordan (Hailey) Westrick; Great-Grandchildren, Bryce and Nolan, Cameron, Reese and Trent, Zoee and Owen, Emilee, Everette, and Jude, Laine and Ollie and Will. He is also survived by his sister, Marjorie Kuehlmann and sisters-in-law, Barbara Menzer and Karen Bogenschuetz, many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane; parents; in-laws, Harold and Margaret Mollenhauer; a brother, Leroy Bogenschuetz; stepfather-in-law, Fred Boerger; brothers-in-law, Fred Kuehlmann and Donald Menzer.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:00 PM on Monday June 27, 2022, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (818 Huron Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081) with Father Norberto Sandoval officiating. A time of visitation and support will be held before the Mass from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the church. Donald’s service will be livestreamed and viewable at a later date from his obituary page at 

A memorial will be established in Donald’s name. 

We would like to thank the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care and compassion during his time at home and in their facility, especially his caring Angels - Corrin, Amanda, Ally, and Jennifer. We would like to also thank all our family and friends for their love, prayers, and support during this difficult time. 

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June 27, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
818 Huron Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Mass of Christian Burial
June 27, 2022

5:00 PM
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
818 Huron Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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