Donna Ruetz (1947-2013)

Donna Ruetz

In loving memory of Donna Metcalf (Ruetz) died with her family by her side April 14, 2013. She was born July 10, 1947, in Chicago, to Omer and Hilda Metcalf. Her father was a world war 2 vet and her mother was a nurse. She was raised with many family members around her, primarily by her Grandmother. She dropped out of high school in freshman year to take care of her dying Grandmother. After her Grandmother passed, she knew her calling was to be a caretaker. She worked as a nurses aid at Sheridan nursing home in Kenosha. She loved to cook, do puzzles, sew and do crafts. She was very family oriented and always put others first before thinking of herself, it seemed. Donna is survived by her sister, four children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father. At Donna’s request, no funeral will be held. There will be a memorial late in the summer for close family members.

Thoughts for Donna Ruetz (1947-2013);

  • Becky Merritt (Van Kerkvoorde says:

    I grew up next to Donna’s family in Silver Lake, WI. Her youngest daughter Nicki was my best friend growing up, and Donna was my second mom. I am sad to learn of her passing, but feel blessed to have had her in my life. Rest in Peace Donna. Love, Becky

  • Sharon Owens / Stanley says:

    Donna was my 2nd mom I was best friends with her oldest daughter ,Donna n I laughed ,cried together ,she was very caring ,n nurturing ,she will be missed ,RIP DONNA n we will see you one day with no suffering ,but peace n joy !

  • Shawna Wagner says:

    My mother was Donna’s best friend. I spent lots of time at donna’s home and she definitely was a caretaker. I also will never forget her stuffed shells. They were delicious! Rest in peace Donna you will always be missed.

  • donna was my 2nd mom,she always made sure i was alright, and if i needed anything she would be there for me.i wasfreiends with the hole gang back then,donna you will surly be missed R.I.P.

  • Courtney Wilson says:

    My beautiful grandma <3 i remember when i was little the talks we used to have and the little things you did for me. you were an amazing woman and I was blessed just to know you

  • Tammy and Family says:

    I am praying for all the family… Donna was a wonderful woman and she would help anyone that needs it…. she was like a grandmother to me.. u will never be forgotten.. R.I.P DONNA

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