Donna Marie Roitsch Krauss

Donna Marie Roitsch Krauss, of New Braunfels, passed away after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on March 19, 2020. She was born in La Grange, Texas, on May 11, 1942, to Edgar Roitsch and Eva Marie Melcher Roitsch.

She is survived by Doyle, her husband and hometown sweetheart of 58 years, daughter Susan Patterson (husband George), son Brian (wife Sharilyn), son Kevin (wife Christi), and her six grandchildren: Collin Krauss, Nicole Patterson, Kaitlyn Patterson, Daniel Krauss, Nicholas Krauss, and Ella Krauss. She joins her infant daughter, Sheryl, in heaven.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and businesswoman. As a lover of life and adventure, she taught her family the beauty of the world and how to live life to the fullest. Her focus was always on her family and her selfless love was evident to all who knew her.

Donna was the perfect military wife supporting Doyle and raising an Air Force family wherever they were stationed throughout the US and overseas. She valued her lifelong friendships, both those from LaGrange, Texas, where she grew up, and all the others she made traveling the world.

One of her passions of life was to bring beauty to countless others through her skills and ability as a professional Interior Designer and Decorator. 

Her giving spirt showed in her gifts to others such as entertaining, gourmet cooking, teaching her grandchildren, and collecting things of beauty.

She truly lived!

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in Donna’s name.

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