Honoring the Life by Telling the Story

Barbara Ruth

July 5, 1938 - March 24, 2020
Oconomowoc, WI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Milwaukee Women's Center
728 N. James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 449-4777
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The Hope Center of Waukesha
502 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 549-8726
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Life Story / Obituary


Barbara Ruth

of Oconomowoc, WI. (nee Greiten) March 24, 2020, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Donigain, I. Cherished mother of Ellen (Randy) Kind, Luella (Keith) Bestul, Ronald II (Christine), Paul (Tracy), and Patrick (Kathleen) Donigain. Fond sister of Jacquiline (the late Norbert) Kowalske, Allan Greiten, and the late Patricia Tharp. Further survived by her loving 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

If desired, memorials in Barbara’s memory may be made to The Milwaukee Women's Center online at communityadvocates.net or The Hope Center of Waukesha. Online at hopecenterwi.org/donate-now/ or a check mailed to 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

In accordance with her wishes, no public funeral services will be held.

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