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(March 10, 1935 – June 6, 2014)

Donna Jean Raetz, 79, was welcomed home into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Friday, June 6, 2014.Donna leaves a legacy of faith and love. Her faith in God, warm smile, and special way of sharing love and kindness to all who were a part of her life will always be cherished memories for those knew and loved her.Donna was born March 10, 1935, to the late Rudolph and Erna (Weber) Raetz. Donna is survived and lovingly remembered by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lorrainne Raetz; sister, Kathy Moe; sister-in-law, Dorothy Raetz; brother-in-law, Donald Mason; life-long friend, Jan Christeon; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by twin brothers, Dale and Raymond Raetz; sister, Carol Mason; and brother-in-law, Carl Moe.Donna attended McKeith School in Beaver Township and Midland High School, graduating with honors in 1953. Donna was an employee of The Dow Chemical Company for 33 years, spending most of those years as Administrative Assistant to the General Manager of Michigan Division, and was also the manager of the Dow Cafeteria.A celebration of Donna?ÇÖs life will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 315 W. Larkin Street, Midland, MI with Reverend Dr. Charles Keyworth officiating.Visitation will take place at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly Road, Midland, MI on Tuesday from 4-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church. Donna’s Family very much appreciates the care and love Cascade’s Senior Living staff and Lori Draves, Hometown Health and Hospice, have given Donna.On-line condolences can be given at smithminer.com