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Clara Donner, 84 - June 25, 2008


Clara G. “Ma” Donner, 84, of Cozad, formerly of Gothenburg, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.
A visitation will be held Wed­nesday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, with family present from 6-8 p.m.
Services will be held Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Donner was born Nov. 6, 1923, to Claude and Fern (Hurley) Clement, at Montrose, CO. She attended schools at Farnam. On April 21, 1941, she married Ray Eugene Donner. To this union, six children were born.
She had worked hard to help raise and provide for her family, working many jobs as well as being a housekeeper, including at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Cozad Hospital, and at Monroe and GRN Coporation (now Parker Tech).
Donner enjoyed spending time with family as well as games such as Bingo, scratch tickets and penny slots, but her favorite enjoyment was crocheting afghans for family and friends, according to family members. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors, at the lake with family, going fishing or hunting.
?She is preceded in death by: her parents, Claude and Fern; her husband, Ray; son, Steve; two brothers and two sisters; three grandchildren.
?Survivors include: two sons—Jerry (Kathy) Donner of North Platte and Dallas (Millie) Donner of Cozad; three daughters—Virginia Stevens of Grand Island, JoAnn Anglemyer of Loup City and Theresa (Lane) Dishman of Downs, KS; sisters—Ora McMichael of Farnam, Deloris Miller of North Platte and Dorothy Lange of Freemont; sister-in-law, Peggy (Jerry) Feddersen of Gothenburg; 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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