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LINCOLN -- Norma J. Donath, 85, a
lifelong Lincoln resident, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at 7 a.m.
at St. Clara's Manor.
Cremation rites have been accorded and services will
be scheduled later.
Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of
Mrs. Donath was a homemaker and former telephone
She was born Jan. 4, 1925. Her parents were
Herbert E. and Helen A. Wheeler Herberger. She
married Carl E. Donath on April 22, 1950, in
She is survived by her husband; their daughter,
Judy Donath of Springfield; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents and two
sisters, Betty (and Joe) Poletti and Mary (and Bill)
She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943.
She and her husband met in 1948 when both were
working for General Telephone and Electronics. Carl
was a GTE lineman.
A devoted wife and mother, Norma was an
old-fashioned person who used a wringer washer and
hung her clothes on the line for as long as she was
able. She loved her flowers, cats, natural remedies,
preparing her husband's favorite meal of pot roast
and homemade squash pie, and canning her own
She always remembered to send a birthday,
anniversary or get-well card to family and friends
and enjoyed taking trips with her husband to stay in
touch with out-of-town family and friends.
She was a longtime member of the First United
Methodist Church of Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to the elevator fund at the
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