Donna Mae (Erickson) Krueger was welcomed into the arms of Jesus to begin her eternal life in her new heavenly home at age 93 on October 21, 2021. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Vilas Krueger. Donna Mae, as she was known as a child, was born on a snowy day on February 1, 1928 to Stanley and Daisey (Dahl) Erickson in Minneapolis, MN. She happily became a big sister when her dear brother Stanley was born two years later. Her stay in Minneapolis was short, as her family moved to Spokane, WA in 1929, and later, to Tacoma, WA in 1942. In spite of being born on the brink of the Great Depression, Donna had a happy childhood and was very close to her family and her extended family, which included her maternal grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins, who adored her and took her on many adventures. Donna started working while still in High School in Tacoma, first at the Mt. Rainier Ordnance Depot, and then at Brown and Haley Candy Company. Donna graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma WA in 1946, followed by studies at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.