July 23, 2021

Donna R. Michael

Donna Rae Michael passed on to her eternal home on July 21st, 2021 in Lincoln, NE. She was born in Boone County, NE on June 12th 1932 to Teddy Roosevelt and Dorthy King.  She was sister to Leona King, Deanna Langemeier (Rodger), Dean King (Sharon) & Don King. In 1952, she married Duane Michael, to whom she was happily betrothed for just over 50 years.

Donna was the mother of three children: Suzanne McDaniel (Tommy), Sandy Michael, & Scott Michael (Janine). She was the loving Grandmother to Kelli Marchbanks (Trey) & Kimberly Gorman (Chad).  She was a proud Great Grandmother to Drew & Garrett Marchbanks, & Shelby, Hayden, & Cole Gorman.  Her vocations included teaching at a country school & acting as a secretary at Clarkson and Northside Schools in Fremont, NE. Donna was an active member at the Fremont Church of Christ for many years and later in life at Heartlands Church in Lincoln.  She moved to Lincoln, NE after retirement, serving & loving people in the Capitol City, just as she had in Fremont. She spent the last few years of her life as an active resident of Southlake VIllage Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE, on July 26th at 10:00 AM, with graveside services occurring in Newman Grove, NE at 3:30 PM.  Service will be live streamed click HERE.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 25th from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made in Donna’s name to the People’s City Mission (Lincoln, NE) & the Capitol Humane Society (Lincoln, NE).



  1. Mrs Michael was the secretary at Northside school when my children were there and I was active in the PTA. She was such a help to me and one of the nicest people I knew. My sympathy to her family.

  2. Dear Kim and family,

    May your sweet Grandma rest in God’s eternal peace. You, your mom, and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s love and comfort all around you.

    Melissa, Lukas, and Ava

  3. A very special Christian lady that touched so many lives. Prayers for the family.
    Linda McCauley & daughters Diane & Cathi

  4. Donna will be missed so much by her family and friends. She and Duane were such wonderful role models in our church and for Jim and me.
    They were truly the most loving, Christian couple that I ever had the pleasure of knowing from the time I was 9 years old. Rest In Peace dear Donna.

  5. Susie, Sandy and Scott just read that your mom passed away. So very sorry she was a wonderful person I had the good fortune to know both your parents. Having your dad as our softball coach growing up was so much fun great memories! Then when we moved right next door with two rowdy boys they were so good to them, the neighborhood ball games included your parents back yard I think your dad enjoyed watching all the kids and your mom never complained either. Sad when they moved, now Steve and I are the elderly people in the neighborhood. LOL Not alot of kids like the old days. May it be comforting knowing their together again! Thoughts and prayers Sandy Schwanke

  6. Susie, Sandy and Scott I just heard about your moms passing. So very sorry to hear that, she was such a wonderful lady. Both of your parents were very special your dad coaching all of us in softball, fun times and wonderful memories. When we moved to the neighborhood and they were our next door neighbors putting up with our2 rowdy boys playing baseball with all the kids using their back yard too. They never complained I think they enjoyed watching them play. May it be comforting knowing their together again! Thoughts and Prayers to you all Sandy Schwanke

  7. As basketball captain, I enjoyed crowning her Basketball Queen in high school.
    Loren, Dona Lee and I enjoyed helping Donna Rae celebrate her 16th birthday at the farm. We had so much fun.
    Donna was perfect in many ways.


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