Donna Marie Weil Raeder, of Lancaster, passed away on April 23, 2013 at Antelope Valley Hospital after a brief illness. She was 65 years old.
Donna was born April 26, 1947 in Los Angeles to the late Gertrude and Harold Weil.
She grew up in a cozy Burbank home with her parents and brothers. Donna attended St. Frances Xavier School and Burbank High, from where she earned her diploma.
A spirited woman, she is remembered for her love of making pottery, cowboy boots, baton twirling and spending time with her family.
A mother of three who raised her family in Southern California and later attended a business college; she volunteered her time with Los Angeles Live Steamers and at a natural history museum; was a Cub Scout den mother; and worked at various jobs, including as a booking agent for Princess Cruises.
She is survived by her son, NormBelair, daughter-in-law Sheri Belair and their son, Sean, of Southern California; daughter Crystal Warme, son-in-law Peter Warme and their son, Bradley, of Burbank; daughter Lisa Shoop, and her children Paul, Harold, Kalonie, Nevaeh and Lucas; brother Greg Weil, sister-in-law Joan Weil and their family, of Arizona; brother Mark Weil and sister-in-law Karen Weil, of San Diego; aunt Norma Jacoby, of Wisconsin; and numerous cousins in Wisconsin.
Memorial services are planned for June.