Donna Jean Krauter, 80, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Hillcrest Manor, in Sunnyside.

She was born July 25, 1927 in Grandview to William and Mary Emilly (Simpson) Nelson.

On Aug. 24, 1947 she married Louis Paul Krauter in Sunnyside.

Donna worked as a sales clerk for Coast to Coast for many years.

She enjoyed taking walks with her husband and her sister, Betty. She loved time spent with her family and cherished her grandsons.

Donna was a member of the Sunnyside Grace Brethern Church.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Paul Krauter of Sunnyside; two daughters, Beverly Arnold and husband, James, of Queen Creek, Ariz. and Opal Pauline Schut and husband, Steve, of Sunnyside; three grandsons, Brian Arnold and wife, Diana, of Tacoma, Christian Schut and wife, Gladis, of Great Falls, Mont. and Matthew Schut of Dudeldorf of Germany; and two sisters, Opal Slaybaugh of Sherwood, Ore. and Betty Stamschror of Sunnyside.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Lawrence Nelson and Delbert Nelson

There will be no services at this time as her grandchildren, Christian, Matthew and Gladis are all in the Air Force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom A memorial service will be held at a later date when the grandchildren can all attend.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest Manor for their care and support of our mother.

Those wishing to honor Donna's memory may contribute to the Alzheimer Foundation or the Grace Brethern Church.

Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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