Donna Dondes Krug

Profile Updated: May 18, 2020
Donna Dondes
Residing In: Orange, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: John Andrew Krug (deceased on March 30, 2020)
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Occupation: Business Owner, Historian
Children: None - have to settle for 3 nieces, 3 great nieces, and 2 great nephews, and a bunch of dolls. Heck, More…a husband is a child who needs lots of babying.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Middle Georgia College, Secretarial Certificate 1966
Legal Secretary
Married John Andrew Krug - Nov. 30, 1968
Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, California State University, Northridge, 1980
Master of History, University of California, Irvine, 1983
PhD in History, University of California, Irvine, 1990 - U.S. Civil War Era, Early U.S. History, Women in U.S. History
Taught History at Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, 1990-1993
I was Chief Financial Officer in Husband's Corporation, Unlimited Products Enterprises, Inc. He's an Industrial Designer (Product Design). He passed suddenly on 03/30/2020 and I am still saddened by his loss and trying to come to terms with being alone so far from family.

Own and Run Donna's Korner Kollectibles Doll Shop - or
Also play flute and mandolin for fun
Never had children. My brother, two sisters, nieces, great nieces, and great nephews still live in Macon area, and I still have aunts, uncles, cousins in North Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and other parts of the Southeast. I also have close family members in Connecticut and Vermont

I live in Orange, CA, which is approximately 9 miles from Disneyland in Anaheim. This is in Southern California, around 50 miles south of Los Angeles and very different. I still have a business selling collectible dolls mostly through my websites and Ebay store, but also at a mall space in Old Town Orange (Orange Circle Antique Mall at 118 S. Glassell St. - Some of my items are displayed Space 92 there.
I have a Facebook page and would welcome friends from the class of 1965. Send me a message with your email address and you will be invited to join.

I did visit Macon briefly in early May, 2014 to attend my niece's wedding (it was on Jekyll Island). Our old alma mater is a ghost school like an empty castle.

School Story:

Some things I like to remember are singing in the chorus in the 10th grade, working on the school newspaper, a greatly loved American History class the first year a young teacher (Mrs. Nancy Anderson) taught and she was also one of the newspaper advisers. I guess I've had a lifelong love of History, considering how far I've gone in that subject. I will look at my year book and try to remember. I will never forget being in Geometry class with Miss Simpson and it being dismissed the day President Kennedy was shot. We were all pretty shocked at that, and it did not quite seem real until I got home. I remember the field trips as the senior trip to Ida Cason Calloway Gardens and riding a bicycle all the way around that place with Miriam Anne Glover and enjoying every moment of it.

I remember Miss Hargrove running out to run off some boys who came on campus and they all ran away as fast as they could when they saw her coming. I can't remember why they were coming on the grounds. I also fondly remember French and American Government classes. I was able to meet the foreign language requirement for my PhD without taking any classes and just reading on my own based on what I learned so many years before.

I remember singing "One Hundred Bottles of Beer on the Wall" and actually finishing the whole song on one bus ride there at Miller. Yes, I sang all of it, every word. That is an activity I've never cared to try again since; I don't know if anyone much ever sings that song completely through but a number of us did. Poor bus driver, teachers, and whoever had to listen!

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Feb 17, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Dec 31, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings. It seems so long ago now since we were in high school. I am in Orange, California, where I have been a very long time except for a brief sojourn in Virginia as a visiting college professor between 1990 and 1993. It looks like you have done well. My husband was an industrial designer and had his own company and many patents until a stroke crippled him in 2017. He passed of sudden cardiac arrest, so i am still here for now and undecided about returning to t?e Southeast where I have been gone so long that no one would know me if it was not for Facebook.

My best for your birthday and in 2021
Donna Dondes Krug

Oct 02, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Wihing you a happy birthday and many blessings from far away California.

Sep 25, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings fro far away in Southern California. I believe I remember seeing you once with your older little one in Macon before I moved this way. i am now widowed as of March 0th, so it is really lonely out here. I have too much stuff and legali†ês to think of what to do next. My best to you. Donna

Jul 04, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Happy Belated Birthday and many blessings. Have a wonderful july 4th. Best wishes always, Donna D Krug

Jun 18, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings. I am still in California. John passed on March 30, 2020, so I am alone here and pondering what to do next. Best wishes, Donna

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May 18, 2020 at 10:29 AM
May 10, 2020 at 9:34 AM

Happy birthday and many blessings.

Donna Dondes Krug has left an In Memory comment for Nancy Rankin Plas.
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Nancy was one of the kindest people that I ever knew. I will never forget her and express sympathy to her family. I knew her first in the 6th grade at Pearl Stephens at Miller High School. She had the singing voice of an angel.


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Apr 07, 2020 at 8:33 AM

I first met Nancy when she came to Pearl Stephens School in the 6 th grade from another elementary school in Macon. She was a warm and light presence that I never forgot. Every time I hear Over the Rainbow I think of her singing it in a talent contest. She was so kind even then. I know heaven welcomes her.

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Feb 17, 2020 at 4:37 AM
Feb 07, 2020 at 11:21 PM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings from far away Orange, California. This may be belated as I had to wait to get on my Macintosh rather than the ipad to find this. Hope you are happy.

Oct 30, 2019 at 8:48 PM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings. I am still in Orange, CA. It looks like you are in Texas, so we are both far away, except I am further. Do have a wul year.onder

Sep 26, 2019 at 5:40 PM

Wishing you a happy birthday and many blessings.

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Posted on: Jul 03, 2018 at 11:42 PM

Happy Birthday. I do remember you well. I used to love your contributions to the HomeEc Family Living class in the 12th grade. I am married and in Orange, CA (immediately east of Anaheim). I run an internet collectible doll business and am sort of retired. I have been married for almost 50 years, but no children. I ended p with a PhD in History from the University of Calif., Irvine and taught in Virginia for 3 years, but came back and did the financial side of my husband's industrial design corporation and ran my own business. I am semi-retired and work at a slower pace now. I have been in Calif. since 1974 (originally in the San Fernando Valley, but in Orange County since 1980), and in the Petersburg area of Virginia between 1990 and 1993 during the school year. Hard to believe so long has passed. Happy Birthday and mant blessings.

Feb 18, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Thank you Gena and others. I did have a wonderful birthday with great weather yesterday. It was quiet, but that was a blessing. I am still in far away Southern California.

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Feb 15, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I was saddened to learn of the death of my friend and neighbor whom I knew throughout grade school and high school. It was quite a shock since I did not know she was sick. I send my prayers and condolences to her husband, children, and any other family members. It has been a long time since high school, but I know the world was a better place with her in it. Donna Dondes Krug

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM
Here I am with my husband, John, at the formal night on a cruise between Los Angeles and Ensenada, Mexico, in Oct. 2007.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM
Here I am on Feb. 18, 2000, atop the Great Wall of China. We took a break while traveling in China on business. It was quite cold there with patches of snow on the ground.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM