Donna Marie Eckstrom, 74 of Palmer, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
In consideration of the Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Donna's Life will be held at a later date. A private family Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. Pastor Joe Cissell will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in Palmer is in charge of arrangements.
Donna was born on May 13, 1945 in Rapid City, SD. Her parents were William and Ellen (Yoder) Clayburg. She graduated from Chase County High School in Imperial, NE. She attended College of Nursing in Denver, CO. Donna was united in marriage to Phillip "Gene" Jackson on March 16, 1968. He passed away on February 28, 1987. Donna married Roy Eckstrom on May 19, 1990.
Donna was a member of the Restoration Place Church in Palmer. She enjoyed painting various crafts, embroidery, fishing, and taking care of her cats. She was a fan of country music. She especially enjoyed listening to her sons, Rick and Troy's band. Donna and Roy looked forward to getting together with their card club. Donna's favorite card games were Pitch & Rummy. They also enjoyed going to the Palmer Senior Center where Donna served as a past vice-president and was also the historian.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Roy, daughters, Lisa (Andy) Eckstrom of Waverly, Therese Hoard of Cheyenne, WY; sons, Dean Eckstrom of Sauk City, WI, Steve Eckstrom (Tish) of Grand Island, Mark Eckstrom (Selena) of Olatha, KS; Daughter-in-laws, Dawn Jackson and Kim Jackson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gene; sons, Rick & Troy; & grandson, Ethan.
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