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Donna J. Bratton, 78

July 26, 2013
Traer Star-Clipper

Donna Bratton, 78, of Davenport and formerly of Traer, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Davenport Lutheran Home of natural causes. Service will be held at Overton Funeral Home in Traer on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Donna Jean Bratton was born December 10, 1934 in Tama County, IA, daughter of Edwin A. and Helen M. Kersten Ewoldt. She attended rural school and later Gates Business College in Waterloo. On June 28, 1964 she was united in marriage to Richard Bratton at the Clutier Community Church. Richard and Donna made their home all their married life in the Cedar Rapids area before later moving to a home at Atkins, IA. Donna was employed as a Key Punch Operator for the Milwaukee Railroad and also operated R and D Toys with her husband Richard for many years. After Richard's death on January 31, 1984 she remained in the area until 2009 when she moved to Davenport. Her death came at the Davenport Lutheran Home on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 78 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Dawn in 1972. She is survived by one brother Gary (Sally Ann) Ewoldt of Davenport and several nieces and nephews.

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