Donna Jean Konken
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Donna Jean Konken age 84 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Katherine Russell officiating. Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in rural Coleridge. Visitation will be on Thursday at the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge from 6-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at church one hour prior to services.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren Tyson Konken, Jennifer Wibbels, Jessica Sagehorn, Abby Keiss, Molly Linner, Amy Schwickerath, Michael Nass and Carly Fowler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jean's great grandchildren.

Jean Konken was born on April 16, 1929 in Hartington, Nebraska to Walter and Violet (Anderson) Johnson. She grew up on a farm south of Obert, Nebraska and attended the McCullough Country School. Jean worked for several rural families until her marriage to Elmer B. Konken on February 11, 1951 in Coleridge. She and Elmer farmed north of Coleridge and near Pleasant Valley before moving to a farm south of Coleridge in 1956. Jean worked at Parkview Haven Nursing Home for 15 years from 1980-1995.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Hartington VFW Post #5283 Auxiliary.

Jean is survived by her three children and their spouses, Howard James and Linda Konken of Cheyenne, WY, Marva Nass of Fort Collins, CO, Connie and Terry Keiss of Kearney, NE; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters Viola and husband Frank Weatherwax of Niobrara, NE, LaVern Strivens of Dixon, NE; two brothers Walter Johnson Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ, Charles and wife Mary Johnson of Rutledge, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Elmer in 2011.


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to all the Konken families: You certainly have our sincere sympathy with the passing of Jean. She was really a special person. I so enjoyed her when she was at the Embers, and remember all of you being so "at home" there with her. These are memories I cherish. Wishing you all God's consolation. Prayer. Linda

Linda Milbrath


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