Ruth E. Donnewald, nee Holtgrave,
79, of Breese, died Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Rose
Wood Care Center in
Mrs. Donnewald was born
June 18, 1928
in Breese, IL to Alvin and Lenore (Bingham) Holtgrave; they preceded
her in death.
Also preceded in death by a sister,
Carolyn Fredenberg, a sister-in-law, Shirley Holtgrave, and
brothers-in-law, Freemont “Slugger” Wobbe, Jerry Farrell, Alan
Christinsin, Larry Brauch, and Peter Fredenberg.
She married former State Treasurer
and State Senator James H. Donnewald on June 24, 1953 in St. Dominic
Catholic Church in Breese, IL; he survives in Breese, IL.
Also surviving is her children, Eric
(Pam) Donnewald of Springfield, IL, Craig (Theresa) Donnewald of
Arlington Heights, IL, and Jill (Ken) Kailin of Northbrook, IL.
5 Grandchildren-Katie and Steven
Donnewald, Mitchell, Jenna, and Elise Kailin.
A brother, Ray (Angie) Holtgrave of
Breese, and sisters, Martha Wobbe of Breese, Rita Christinsin of
Kansas City, MO, Elizabeth “Bess” Brauch of Kansas City, MO, and
Mary Margaret “MaGee” Farrell of Breese.
Mrs. Donnewald was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Dominic
Catholic Church in Breese.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM
at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter
officiating. Interment will follow in
Visitation will be Monday, August
20, 2007 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
from 8:00-10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Dominic
Catholic Church, American Lung Association, or to the donor’s choice
and will be received at the funeral home.