A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 10:00 am on March 23, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont with Pastor Anthony Gerber officiating. Memorials in Donna's honor are kindly suggested to Trinity Lutheran School in Fremont scholarship fund.
Donna was born ''Donna Mae Bloemker'' on March 23, 1933 to George W and Dorothy E (Fuchs) Bloemker in their farm home near Fontanelle NE. Donna attended school through the 10th grade in Fontanelle and at St. Paul's Lutheran School near Arlington. She then lived with family and friends in Fremont while attending Fremont Senior High for her 11th and 12th grades, graduating in 1950. After graduation Donna continued to live and work in Fremont. On August 31, 1952 she married Kenneth E Skoog at St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Arlington. Kenny and Donna lived in Fremont and were blessed with 45 years of marriage and six children. Steven K. was born in 1954, Kathleen A. in 1956, Denise M. in 1958 (infant death at 2 days old), Marjorie J in 1960, Arnold P. in 1963, and Ronald E. in 1967. Kenneth passed away on Jan 9 1996. Donna married her second husband Dale Kappeler on Dec 30, 1997. They were blessed with 16 years of marriage. Dale passed away on April 1, 2014.
Donna was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Fremont and enjoyed serving in Women's Circle. She was also a long time volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Fremont. Donna was a dedicated member of TOPS and then KOPS weight loss support group for many years. Donna enjoyed playing cards for recreation, a passion passed on to her from her parents.
Donna and Kenny's family has grown to include 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory include: Son Steven (Diana) Skoog of Colorado Springs, CO. Grandson Joshua (Bethany) Skoog and great granddaughters Torah, Jovie, and Amelia of Pahrump NV. Granddaughter Stephanie Skoog and great grandson Mason Rempelos of Loveland, CO.;
Daughter Kathleen (Greg) Weber of Fremont NE. Grandson Aaron Weber of Saunders County NE. Granddaughter Morgan (Eric) Haecke and great grandson Liam of Waterloo NE. Granddaughter Allison (Jeron) Beninato and great granddaughters Amilia and Juliana of Omaha NE.;
Granddaughter Michaela (Craig) Frerichs née McConnell and great granddaughter Adelyn of Funk NE.
Son Arnold (Trisha) Skoog of Frisco TX. Granddaughter Shealee (Chris) Clausen and great granddaughters Hadley, Harper, and Halsey of Kearney NE. Granddaughter Shanning (Nathan) Woods of Irving TX Grandson Shaidan Skoog of Frisco TX.
Son Ron (Tracy) Skoog, grandson Colin Skoog, and granddaughter Hannah Skoog all of Phoenix, AZ.
Donna was preceded in death by husbands Kenneth Skoog and Dale Kappeler, daughters Denise Skoog and Marjorie McConnell, and son-in-law Mike McConnell.
Tributes and memories can be shared with the family at: www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com