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Donna Lee Straka

October 13, 1939 December 12, 2023
Donna Lee Straka
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Obituary for Donna Lee Straka

Donna Lee Straka, 84, of Gettysburg, PA died Tuesday morning, December 12, 2023 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home, Gettysburg.

Born October 13, 1939 in Adams County she was the daughter of the late Vernon G. and Hilda M. (Koontz). Donna graduated from Gettysburg High School, Class of 1957. She worked as a waitress at The Lampost and other restaurants, was a telephone operator but her first love was Ballroom Dancing. She not only taught her friends but also had an offer to be a dance instructor for the Author Murray Dance Studio, Philadelphia, but she chose to become the Travel Manager and Manager of the Motor Club for AAA, Where she worked for 25 years. Cruising became a favorite of hers and she sailed on 97 ships!! Donna continued to work after leaving AAA for another travel agency, at gift shops until a stroke when she became a resident of SpiriTrust Lutheran! (A special thank you for the staff of SpiriTrust for their special care and friendship and love that they shared with Donna during her stay, making each day a special one for her!). Donna is survived by her sister, Aurelia Spence Luton, of Fredericksburg, VA, her nieces, Kara Jayne Luton (Warren Bowman), South Chesterfield, VA, and Kelly Lee Luton, Murfreesboro, TN.

Funeral arrangements being handled by the Monahan Funeral Home will be at the convenience of the family and online condolences may be made at

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