Life Story for
Donna Jean Krombholz, true to words of the Frank Sinatra song "My Way", lived her life on her own terms. Donna passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 in Lemon Grove California at the age of 82.
Born in Tomahawk Wisconsin to Frank and Blanche (Ott) Krombholz on August 3, 1935, she took to the south and west when she turned 18. After a brief stay in Denver Colorado she ended up in Richmond CA for 18 years where she raised her family. Her gypsy spirit urged her further south to San Diego and that is where her soul found its paradise for the next 35 years.
Donna loved the sunshine and ocean breezes but also the fun and energy of nearby casinos. Most of her working life was spent as a clerk on Naval bases in Alameda and Cornado Island where she utilized her superior typing and organizational skills. At the end of her career she worked a number of years for The County of San Diego Department of Human Resources enjoying her co-workers and earned a Customer Service Hero accomodation. Donna was always an active person and enjoyed swimming in the ocean and pools and water skiing in her younger days.
Donna is survived by her children, Tammie Scheich (Tom Jansen) of Wisconsin, Scott Schmitt of California, and Todd Schmitt (Angela Cunningham) of California; her sister Barbara Freeman of Wisconsin, and an assortment of nieces and nephews and their children scattered across the United States.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Nelda Krombholz and Sheila McCluskey, and her brothers Ronald, Rudolf, and Roger Krombholz, all lived their lives in Wisconsin.
Donna Jean lived a simple life and asked the same in death; no flowers or memorials are necessary, just remember her fondly when a warm breeze blows or your fortunate enough to experience an ocean and all its wonder.