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Ramona Donabauer,76

W-Donabauer-Ramona-PhotoRamona Joy Donabauer of St. Cloud died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at St. Cloud Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud. There will be a time for gathering from 3:30, and a time for sharing from 4:30-6 p.m. following the service.

Ramona was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Roman and Mary (Sanford) Skaja. She married Daniel Donabauer
June 11, 1955, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Ramona was a homemaker and mother, raising her four children. She also worked at Fingerhut for several years. She was a past member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake.


Ramona was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Donabauer, Sept. 14, 2009, and by her sister Virginia Liestman.

She is survived by her children Stephen (and Jeanne) Donabauer of St. Cloud, Keith (and Joyce) Donabauer of St. Cloud, Michelle “Shelly” (and Frank) Krippner of Kimball, Mary (and Rollie) Werner of Annandale; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and her siblings Kathleen (and Rick) Emslander of Sartell, and Hugh (and Diane) Skaja of
St. Cloud.