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Ms. Yvonne Shirley Zapata Krautwald, age 68, of Grantville, passed away July 15, 2019.
Ms. Krautwald was born May 4, 1951 to the late Antonia Arce De Zapata and Gavino A. Zapata. She spent her early years in the Dominican Republic and New York City. She became a freight forwarder, a career which took her to Houston, TX and Charleston, SC for some time. She finally settled in Georgia where she founded her own freight forwarding company, Raven International. Ms. Krautwald retired from her long-time career in 2007.
Ms. Krautwald was an active member of St. George Catholic Church in Newnan for many years. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting, quilting, reading mystery novels and watching movies. She loved traveling the world, which she did often in her career. Ms. Krautwald had a green thumb and a knack for succulents. She tended to her garden and enjoyed her flowers immensely. She enjoyed baking her favorite desserts: flan and cheesecake. Along with those sweets, she also loved guava pastries.
A little loud and often rambunctious, Ms. Krautwald will be remembered for her big heart and infectious laughter. She was always willing to help others. She loved her children dearly and had a special connection with her grandson, Cade, who called her Mimi. The two enjoyed sitting by the pool and finding mischief together. Her family will always cherish the phrase she said so often: “I love you more. I win!” Memories of Ms. Krautwald’s love and one-of-a-kind laughter will forever be cherished by her family.
Along with her parents, Ms. Krautwald was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Ernie Walter Krautwald. Ms. Krautwald is survived by her children: Jeanette Bridges, Nicole (Brett) Stephens of Newnan and Christian Krautwald of Grantville; grandson: Cade Stephens; beloved canine companion: Chin Chin.
A memorial service will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 7527 Bishop Road, Fairburn, GA 30213. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Krautwald family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
Forever in our hearts Mimi- Cade asked yesterday if they have cell phones in Heaven. I only wish so we could hear your voice when we needed you. Your partner in crime will always miss you- he says he loves you More I win! 💕
Joseph A Gorski says
Your father loved your mother very much but you could tell who was the “boss”. Ernst blended with your mother very well and together they formed a fun pair. Many stories are remembered about them as we discussed our lives in a golf cart. I enjoyed every minute about that time. I wish the best for all those that still reflect on the smiles of both.
Robert Henke says
THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CAN EXPRESS HOW MUCH YOU MEANT TO ME AND HOW MUCH I WILL MISS YOU.
THE MEMORIES OF OUR YEARS TOGETHER WILL LAST AN ETERNITY.
REST IN PEACE MY LOVE
Gina Drake says
I was heartbroken when I found out about Yvonne’s passing. I’m her mail carrier and always looked forward to visiting with Yvonne when I had a parcel to deliver. She will be sorely missed, 💕
Richard Keith says
I was very sad to hear of this passing. Yvonne was a force of nature. She was the wildest, funniest person I had met. When I knew her best, I was in my twenties. To me she was an adult like my parents, but she wasn’t like my parents. She was more like one of my school friends. She was brutally honest, compassionate, and generous. I enjoyed my conversations with her, and my many golf outings with her late husband, my friend Earnie. The world truly is less bright for her not being in it… and him as well. I had not seen her in the last two decades after I moved to the west coast. I regret that very much. I can now only smile as I remember our conversations, But I will remember those conversations fondly. There will never be another Yvonne, Condolences to the family.