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Donna Jean Kramer

October 23, 1937 ~ January 15, 2019 (age 81)

Donna Jean Kramer, age 81, of Pewamo, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on October 23, 1937, the daughter of Louis and Hilda (Fox) Thelen. Donna was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pewamo and the church choir for 70 years. She served as the secretary at St. Joseph School for 20 years. She enjoyed watching sporting events, playing golf, and a game of cards. Her greatest love was her family, spending time with Philip, her children, and grandchildren. Donna will be greeted in heaven by her son, Philip; grandson, Evan Kramer; brother-in-law, David Hanses; and several sisters and brothers-in-law in the Kramer family. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Philip; children, Marilyn (Mark) Schneider, Philip (deceased), Sue (Scott) Klein, Nicholas (Kim) Kramer, John Kramer, and Ben (Stacy) Kramer; daughter-in-law, Nita (Ed) Panwas; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sr. Donna Jean Thelen O.P., James (Mary Ann) Thelen, Kathryn Hanses, Anthony (Mary Ann) Thelen, William (Diane) Thelen, Bonnie (Robert) Pearson, and Sue Thelen; and many nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Darrel Kempf and Rev. Charlon Mason at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pewamo. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday evening and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at the St. Mary’s Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia St., Westphalia. The rosaries will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph School in memory of Donna. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes.

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