Doneta M. Pongratz (1927 - 2014)

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Pongratz, Doneta M.

Doneta M. Pongratz, age 86, of Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She was born in Adams County on May 9, 1927, daughter of the late Kelsie and Margaret (Van Tassel) Walrath.

Doneta owned and operated "Nita Brew" in Nekoosa retiring in 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Kaye) Hobart and Larry (Deb) Pongratz; four grandchildren, Mark and Michael Hobart, Jennifer and Jessica Pongratz; two great-grandchildren, Bentley Hobart and Ayden Nickel. Doneta is further survived by two brothers, Donald Walrath and James (Sharon) Walrath as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; daughter, Rhonda Hobart; son, Henry Hobart and a sister, Shirley Whitney.

Visitation for Doneta will be from 1:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue until the hour of service at 2:00 pm.

A celebration of Doneta's life will also be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Foley's Nita Brew in Nekoosa.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice especially Barb and Sue and the entire staff at Birch Creek Assisted Living for all their care and concern given.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 21, 2014
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