Ruchotzke, Dona Jean (nee Mohr)

Ruchotzke, Dona Jean (nee Mohr)

December 20, 1937 – October 14, 2012
Age 74, a resident of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully, among family and friends, Sunday, October 14, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Dona Ruchotzke was born December 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Anna Mohr, Preston, IA. She grew up on the family farm near Charlotte, IA. Dona was married to Hugo Ruchotzke on April 22, 1956. A focus in Dona’s life was her family and grandchildren. Dona was a gracious homemaker who enjoyed playing cards with friends and also relished her quiet time to write poetry. Left to cherish Dona’s memory are her two daughters and their spouses, Debra (Don) Ludemann, Little Falls, MN and Susan (Karl) Self, Vadnais Heights, MN; grandchildren, Jessie and Tommy Self; sisters, LaVonne (Aaron) Freuchtinecht, Eldridge, IA and Myrna Earhart, Hiawatha, IA; brother, Merlin (Rhoda) Mohr, Houston, TX; sisters/brothers-in-law, John and Madge Ruchotzke, Grinnell, IA, Louis and Linda Ruchotzke, Preston, IA, Cleo and Don Gray, Preston, IA, Caroline Behn, Preston, IA, Richard Eggers, Teeds Grove, IA and Mardella Ruchotzke, Miles, IA and many nieces and nephews. Dona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hugo and his parents, sister-in-law, Leola Eggers and brothers-in-law, Wes Behn and Carroll Ruchotzke as well as nephews, Aaron Gray, David Behn and Lane Ruchotzke. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to “Resurrection Lutheran Ruchotzke Fund” or “Pillars Hospice House.”