INDEPENDENCE–Donna L. Fratzke, 72, of Fairbank, IA died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA, following a motor vehicle accident.
Donna was born on October 22, 1945, in Marshalltown, IA, the daughter of Edward H. and Norma J. (Paustian) Kitner. She was a 1963 graduate of Jesup High School, Jesup, IA. On April 6 1985 she was united in marriage to Aaron J. Fratzke in Independence, IA. The couple made their home in Independence, and Donna volunteered throughout the community for many years. She later moved Fairbank, IA, and worked for the Waterloo Courier delivering newspapers. She was active in the Fairbank Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She spent many hours volunteering at the Fairbank Foodbank, and was always willing to help others in need.
She is survived by her sons; Robert Kitner, Independence, IA, and Gary Kitner, Oelwein, IA, six step-children; Dennis (Sandy) Fratzke, Coralville, IA, Leslie (Carol) Fratzke, Independence, IA, Vicki (Daryl) Peterson, Garrison, IA JoAnn Fratzke, Vinton, IA, Doug (Sherri) Fratzke, Independence, IA, Gary (Dena) Fratzke, Oelwein, IA, three grandchildren, step grandchildren, and an adopted son, Shane Briggman, Oelwein, IA, and his two children.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Norma Kitner, her husband Aaron Fratzke, and a step daughter Kelly Fratzke.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday July 25, 2018, at the Fairbank Methodist Church in Fairbank, IA, with Rev. Linda Miller and Mike Christie officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, IA. Friends may visit from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday July 24, 2018, at the Reiff Family Center & Funeral Home in Independence, IA.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Family of Donna L. Fratzke Family % the Reiff Family Center & Funeral Home 216 3rd Ave SE Independence, Iowa 50644.
To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.