Donna Charo, 56, died Sunday, February 17, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Racine June 30, 1962, daughter of Emma (Nee: Munoz) and Rogelio Charo. She will be dearly missed by her mother, Emma Alejos; her sons, Rogelio David Garcia, Ricardo “Vinny” Bernal; her grandchildren, Jackson, Benjamin, and Penelope; her fiancé, Israel Bernal; siblings, David (Kitty) Charo, Diana (Ivan) Santos, Debra (Mark Hope) Charo, June (Joe Jr.) Galvan; furbaby, Daisy; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Rogelio B. Charo; stepfather, Johnny Alejos; and furbaby, Abby.

A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the Maresh Meredith, 803 Main St. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until time of service at 7 p.m. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.