Donna Lee (Meyer) Kastens

Born: Fri., May 24, 1929
Died: Sat., Jul. 29, 2017


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: Gude Mortuary


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery


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Donna Lee (Meyer) Kastens passed from this life on July 29, 2017, at Southlake Village in Lincoln, NE.  She was born May 24, 1929 to Marvin (Pat) and Edna (Hansen) Meyer of Talmage, NE.  Donna was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Talmage, NE, on October 6, 1929 and was confirmed June 13, 1943.  She wed William (Bill) Kastens, Jr. on June 10, 1947.  To this union, four children were born.  Donna was a farm wife, a member of the Paul Extension Club, and took pride in caring for many elderly relatives.  Donna was a avid reader but her greatest joy came from her children and grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her children, Deborah (Donn) Bischoff of Maize, KS; Claudia (Kevin) Kraus of Denton, NE; Barry (Vicki) Kastens of Nebraska City, NE; and Lisa (Greg) Rickers of Waverly, NE; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Fern Meyer of Yankton, SD and Clara Meyer Woods of Lincoln, NE; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on Nov. 27, 2003; her parents; her in-laws, William and Stella (Mitzner) Kastens; and siblings, Dennis, Bruce, Phil Gene, and Anita (Meyer) Peterson.

A visitation with family is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City, NE.  Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Paul’s Cemetery near Talmage, NE.  

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Fern Meyer
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family. I pray that the treasured memories you hold of your mother, keep you strong. Donna was an amazing person, and will be missed. May Donna Rest In Peace, and let the perpetual light shine upon her.

Vicki Volkmer
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
Prayers to all of you! Donna was a wonderful person, she was also my mothers best friend, they shared so many good times together. My prayers go out to all of you at your time of loss, she will be missed.

PATRICK MEYER
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Aunt Donnie was one of the most special persons to ever touch my life. I will cherish our memories together forever. I am truly so sorry for your loss of a terrific Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, family was everything to her. And there is some comfort to know that she is now again with family that all departed her too early. With deepest sympathy- Patrick.

Ed & Wanda Kelley
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Our deepest sympathies in the passing of Donna - her exuberance for life was an inspiration. Ed & Wanda Kelley and family


Jan Moore
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
I am sorry for the sadness I know you are feeling with the passing of your mother. I am privileged to have known your mother and your family. She was a wonderful friend to my mother-in-law, Eleanor, during their days together at Southlake. What a blessing it was that they could enjoy such a friendship during their last year on this earth. I still picture them sitting around the table visiting and laughing. Your mother was a lovely lady who loved her family so much and was so proud of all of you. She will always be with you in your hearts. Please know you are in my prayers.


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