Donna J. Glander (nee Ritter)

April 16, 1964 - Dec. 11, 2007

Donna J. Glander (nee Ritter), 43, of Waukesha, died at her home Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. She was born April 16, 1964, in Milwaukee, to William and Joyce (nee Kahn) Ritter.

She was a graduate of Oconomowoc High School and was a member of 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. She had a passion for horses and was involved for many years in the Menomonee Falls Saddle Club. In 1982, she received her associate’s degree in microbiology from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She formerly worked at Camtronics in Hartland and volunteered as an emergency medical technician for the Ixonia Fire Department. On Oct. 7, 1995, she married Jeff Glander in Waukesha.

Donna is survived by her son, Victor Dean (Amanda Lukasko) Piorkowski of West Allis; parents, William and Joyce Ritter of Waukesha; brothers, Mike (the late Jane) Ritter of Mayville, Rick Ritter of West Allis and the Rev. Jeff (Cindi) Ritter of Waukesha; mother-in-law, Ursala Glander of Ohio; sister-in-law, Linda (Jon) Scott of Ohio; and nieces and nephews, Leah Scott, Jim (Maria) Ritter, Carrie (Brandon Renhack) Brushwood, Matt Ritter, Becky (Jason) Engle, Ronda (Todd) Hinkel, Jessica (Kory) Keehn, Rob Ritter and Cliff Ritter. She is further survived by her best friends, Lori Scherer and Charlotte and Dan Savatski, and aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff, on Feb. 9, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Dec. 15, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Donna’s name are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.