Joseph I. Donner
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Joseph Irvin Donner, age 59 of Greybull, Wyoming, died on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with Rev. Timothy Podroza officiating. Burial will be in St Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Ed Stratman, Brandon Kage, Anthony Gana, Curtis Adkins, Dan Berendsen, Doug Steffen and Duane Suing

Joe was born on November 19, 1957 at Yankton, SD to Raymond George and Mercedes Mary (Arens) Donner. He grew up on the family farm near Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1976. He then worked on the family farm until 1992. Joe married Luann Eide in 1979 in Yankton, SD. They later divorced. He moved to Lincoln in the late 1990's where he owned and operated JID Construction. Joe married Brenda Kage in 1999 and they later divorced. In 2008 he moved to Gig Harbor, WA where he worked for K Designs selling windows and siding. Joe moved to Centennial, WY in 2012 and then to Greybull, WY in 2014 where he operated heavy equipment and did custom wood working.

Joe enjoyed working outdoors as a farmer and enjoyed working with his hands as a carpenter. He liked to go 4-wheeling camping, hunting, fishing and loved spending time with his family. His passion was traveling and Joe enjoyed traveling through Europe with two of his children.

Joe was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greybull, Wyoming.

Joe is survived by his 3 children, Erica Rice (Luke) of Rock Rapids, IA; Jason Donner of Lincoln, NE; Bailey Donner of Crete, NE; 4 siblings, Dennis Donner (Carolyn) of Lincoln, NE; LaVerta Christensen of Sioux Falls, SD; Janice Stratman (Ed) of Cody, WY, Charleen Buschkamp (Keith) of Crofton, NE; and a sister-in-law, Linda Donner of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Melvin Donner.




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You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Joe. May God bless you with the strength to deal with the grief.

Laverta Mauch


I was so saddened to hear that Joe passed away. He was a good friend to my daughter Marce when she really needed someone to look after her. His woodwork was as beautiful as his heart. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Twyla Guyette


So sorry for your loss.

Julie Dexter Snyder


I was so saddened to hear that Joe passed away. He was a good friend to my daughter Marce when she really needed someone to look after her. His woodwork was as beautiful as his heart. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Twyla Guyette


So sorry and surprised to hear of cousin Joe's passing. May God bless you all at this time.

Jeff Donner


So Sorry to hear of this, seems like it has been forever since high school...He was a quiet and caring guy, had some good memories.... Im sure he will be missed...Prayers to All his Family....God Bless.

Cindy Gobel

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