In Loving Memory of Donna Kramme
May 12, 1959 – December 19, 2019
In late December, we lost our friend, mentor, and CEO Donna Kramme. Donna joined the Riordan Clinic team in the summer of 1980. She is most recognized by our co-learners from her time spent in Dome 1 working with scheduling and the supplement store. She especially enjoyed the interactions she had with our patients and guests. Donna’s innate ability to make each person that she spoke with feel valued and loved was unsurpassable. Most recently, Donna served as the CEO and worked closely with each member of our staff as well as volunteers. As we reflect on the wonderful memories that we share, we know that many of our recent accomplishments were achieved largely through her leadership. It is her vision that will continue to shape our future at the Riordan Clinic.
Thank you, Donna, for sharing your laughter, friendship, and love. You truly made each of us feel like we were a part of your family. Your loss is felt deeply and we are honored to call you friend.
Symbolism has been an important part of Riordan Clinic’s story. Dr. Hugh Riordan, our founder, referenced a ripple to represent the influence that one person, or one organization, can have on the world around them. In December the Riordan Clinic was proud to present Donna Kramme with the first Ripple Award for her dedication and impact over the last four decades.
by: Ron Tranmer
We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you
the day God called you Home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide;
and though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same;
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.