Donna Ruetz

Donna Ruetz (1947-2013)

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.


  1. Cynthia Gehrke Stallsmith April 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Becky Merritt (Van Kerkvoorde April 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    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

  3. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. I got to know Donna a very short time but I liked her .She is well loved and will be missed.

  5. Sharon Owens / Stanley April 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    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 !

  6. 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.

  7. Had some good times with Donna & Joe and the rest of the gang at the old house on Riverside drive. R.I.P. Donna

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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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