Donna (Doodlebug) Marie Hillgren Beethe
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.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
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Loved that Lady and we both loved Tyler Hunter a young ETA from Lincoln, he has went on in the Elvis world and is now in MDQ in Branson, MO. She recorded and gave cds of his singing and shows, gave summer pot lucks at her house, just a wonderful lady, will be missed May God Bless her and Jerry
RIP Donna you will be missed. I wish Tom and I would have known sooner.
Mom, there were a lot of people at your service on Saturday but pretty sure you knew that already. You were loved by many people & had no enemies. The service was very hard & emotional but once it was done, I think many of us felt some peace. The emptiness in my heart will never go away!! There is no one that could ever fill your shoes, you were one of a kind, the absolute BEST!! I was honored to be your daughter in law. I will never forget you my beautiful Momma in Law 🙂 Beautiful Inside & Out!! You were the rock of the family & I honestly pray that you can guide us through the hard times ahead of us. Again thank you for everything!! It’s so hard to know that I can’t have one more hug or laugh with you. Until we meet again my Best Friend, My Mom!! Keep flying high our Beautiful Angel!!
Grandma, I’ll miss you so much. Never again can I come ask for advice, never again can I come see you just because. I feel empty inside, please watch over us. I know you’re my guiding angel.