March 24, 1931-March 17, 2019
Donna Kunkle, 87, of Schuyler, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Columbus Care and Rehabilitation.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, with the Rev. Sarah Gengler officiating. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery, with a meal following in the church hall. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or Colfax County Senior Center.
Donna was born March 24, 1931, in Schuyler, to Elmore and Mayme (Vanicek) Kunkle. She attended Schuyler Schools and graduated from Schuyler High School in 1949. She worked as a receptionist for Reineke Motor for 54 years. Donna loved gardening and caring for her flowers. She wanted everyone to enjoy the beauty of her flowers. She also collected Hummel plates and figurines. Donna was a "Big Red" fan, following football, volleyball and basketball. She enjoyed the children in the neighborhood, and loved to play cards and spend time with her family and friends. Donna was very proud of the nation's veterans, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler.
Donna is survived by her sister, Marcella Johannes of Schuyler; special friend, Deb Lambrecht of Lincoln; and cousins, LeRoy (Kathy) Vanicek of Oregon and Geraldine Hladky of Schuyler, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmore and Mayme Kunkle; and brother-in-law, Richard Johannes.