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Donna Mae Greene

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Donna Mae Greene, 79, of Le Mars, died early Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home in Le Mars.

Donna Mae Krumel was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Fremont, Neb., the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Peterson) Krumel. Donna graduated from Fremont High School.

Donna was united in marriage to C. Gordon Greene on August 17, 1951 in Seattle, Wash. The family moved to Le Mars in 1969.

She was employed as a school secretary at Franklin Elementary School and later at Clark Elementary School in Le Mars from 1973 until her retirement in 1990.

Donna and Gordon have been members of the First Baptist Church for more than 43 years. Donna was on the original building committee for the present church. She has been on the Diaconate Board for several years. The church was always an important part of her life; she was always willing to volunteer whenever needed.

Donna enjoyed decorating her home for the seasons, sewing, caring for flowers and extending her hospitality to family and friends.

She and Gordon enjoyed traveling to visit their family, often making trips for births, graduations, and weddings.

Donna planned the Greene Family yearly vacation to Ottertail Lake, near Battle Lake, Minnesota for 37 years. She and Gordon truly enjoyed spending the week with family.

Donna and Gordon also enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States together during retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Gordon of Le Mars; three children and families: Cindy Rohwedder and her husband, Ned, of Olin, and their children: Laura Rohwedder, Rachel (Tim) Ahrendson, Grace (Chuck) Varnum, Ruth (Danny) Houston, and Ida (Miles) Weber; Mike Greene and his wife, Deanna, of Houston, Texas, and their children: Fremont (Kimberly) Greene, Rachel (Robert) DeSonier, Amelia Greene, and Abby Greene; Janice Engelbretson and her husband, Ed, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and their children: Marybeth, Clarence, and Charles Engelbretson; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Krumel and his wife, Nancy, of Houston, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Dr. John Greene and his wife, Joan, of Flathead Lake, Mont.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth (Peterson) Krumel; a brother Michael in infancy; and an infant granddaughter Faith Rohwedder.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Le Mars, with the Rev. Jon Meredith officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church Friday evening. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Mike Greene, Ned Rohwedder, Ed Engelbretson, Clarence Engelbretson, Charles Engelbretson, and Fremont Greene.

Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.

Memorials may be directed to Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

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