Friday, June 19th 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Peter
Lutheran Church in Emden
10:00 a.m. Saturday June 20, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery
in rural Emden
Connie Rayburn-Donath, 66, of Lincoln
passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Hopedale
Medical Complex in Hopedale.
Connie was born on March 15, 1954 in Peoria, the
daughter of Frederick and Maryetta (Menssen)
Burlingame. She married Harold E. Rayburn on October
26, 1979 in Emden. He preceded her in death on April
19, 2014. She later married Michael Donath on
December 23, 2016 in Emden. He survives in Lincoln.
Connie is also survived by her children, Bruce
Rayburn of Lincoln, Sarah (David) Glick of Emden,
and Carrie Brink of Round Rock, TX; her siblings:
Dee (Dan) Driskell of Canton, Mary Ann Frost of
Oklahoma, Sylvia (Steve) Watts of Marquette Heights
and Rebecca (Brian) Sparks of Oklahoma; eleven
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-
father: George Wiebers, her first husband; and her
Connie was an avid Cubs fan and she
was very active in the Cross and Crown at St. Peter
Lutheran Church. She was a retired cook from Lincoln
Graveside services for Connie will be 10:00 a.m.
Saturday June 20, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery in rural
Emden with Rev. Brad Curtis officiating. A time of
visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00pm at St.
Peter Lutheran Church in Emden (where CDC protocol
and social distancing will be enacted) on Friday,
June 19, 2020.
Memorial donations may be made in Connie’s name to
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Emden.
Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
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