Donna (Doodlebug) Marie Hillgren Beethe; Born March 21, 1952; passed from this earth June 13, 2018 at the age of 66 after a lengthy illness at the Lancaster Rehab Manor. Donna was one of a kind, a down to earth person who would tell you straight out how it was. When you needed a rock she was the one you would turned to. Donna’s smile brightens any room. Her eyes sparkled every time she would laugh. Her favorite pass time was going to the casinos or playing keno at Denton making friends everywhere she went. Love for oldies brought her to love Elvis music so much. For a couple years, she held Elvis concerts in the neighborhood. The family home is filled with Elvis, John Wayne and eagle statues and pictures but most of all lots of love for family. Anyone who entered her doors instantly became a friend. She will be so missed.
Donna leaves behind sons Todd Dondlinger & Terry Dondlinger (Valerie); grandchildren Alyssa Volger (Tim), Nate Dondlinger, Dallas Ottemann, Kaylee Dondlinger, & Rylynn Dondlinger; and a great grandchild Logan Dondlinger; sisters Mary Packer, Georgia Witt (Eugene), Eleanor Benes and special friend Lonnie, Carolyn Alvarez (Sam); brothers Leroy Hilgren (Donna), Leonard Hillgren, Duane Hillgren (Donna); and special friends & relatives Hershel Stewart, Lois Bahr, Donnie Benes, Roger, Debbie Sexton, & Roger Gustafson; and many loved nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband Jerry; parents Don & Helen Hillgren; brothers in law Ronald Divoky, Bob Packer, & Rick Filkens; pets Tammy To, & Tammy.
Graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2018 at Ohiowa Cemetary, Ohiowa, Nebraska. Reception following at American Legion Hall. Memorials to the family for future designation.