Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Obituary -- Donna Marie Thompson 1934-2017

Donna Marie Thompson, 83, LaVerne, California died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Pamona Valley Hospital in Pamona, California.

She was born March 4, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Mary Groff.

Donna was united in marriage on June 25, 1973 to Gene Thompson. She, Gene and family moved to Baldwin Park, California in 1978 where she lived until Gene’s passing in 2007. Donna moved to Germantown, Wisconsin for 2 years, then moved back to LaVerne, California. She worked for McDonnel Douglas for 11 years and retired in 1996.

Surviving are her children: John Runke and wife Debbie of Joplin, Missouri, Steve Runke of Union Grove, Wisconsin, Bob Ratajczyk and wife Corinna of Tuscon, Arizona, Tom Ratajczyk and wife Joanne of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan Ratajczyk of Fontana, California, Lisa Colby and husband Chris of Germantown, Wisconsin, Kerry Griego and husband Jon of LaVerne, California, 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister, her husband Gene in 2007 and her daughter Theresa in 2002.

Donna fought a courageous battle with cancer for 2 years. She will be sadly missed by family, friends, relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment in Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. Visitation one hour prior to service.

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