Kratzer, Donna Jean (nee: Brenneman)
Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Monday, August 21, 2023 at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 72.
Predeceased by her first husband Terry Ruppenthal (2003) and husband Frank Kratzer (2010).
Loving mother of Lisa Ruppenthal (Sharon) of Guelph and Tracey Ruppenthal of Kitchener.
Adoring Nana of Karis and Rielyn Ruppenthal.
Dearest sister of Nancy Cosway (Frank), Paul (Aida), David and Corinne Moser.
Daughter-in-law of Bob and Marcia Kratzer and sister in law of Teresa "Teri" Howells (John), Ward (Sue), Elaine Weir (late Ian), David (Wendy) and Colleen West.
Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Also missed by her furry companion, Bella.
Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses, especially those at Freeport, the neighbour group of Oak Park Drive and all the "lunch ladies."
Donna lived a life enjoying home decor, gardening, pets, travel and sunshine. Once she became a Nana her priority was often visiting her two grandchildren. She will always be the hockey "super fan".
Donna's family will receive relatives and friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023 in the funeral home chapel followed by a reception.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre, Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Donna's memorial.