Donna Mary Maibaum, age 76 of Crofton, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD after being treated for injuries sustained from a fall.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with the Reverend Timothy Podraza officiating. Burial will be at the St. Rose Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Pallbearers will be Matt Mueller, Matt Boecker, Alec Woockman, Ashton Arens, Travis Potts, Logan Riesberg, and Dalton Maibaum. Honorary pallbearers will be Donna's Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Donna Mary Maibaum was born on April 13, 1942 in St. Helena, Nebraska to Alfred and Lucille (Riibe) Boehmer. She grew up in the St. Helena area and went to District 57 Country School and then graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington. Donna married Alfred Conrad Boecker on July 26, 1962 in St. Helena, NE. They had six children - Sheryl, Maureen, Lorraine, Loren, Connie, and Amy when Alfred died on June 18, 1975 at the age of 33 due to an accident. Donna then married Vern Joseph Maibaum on September 15, 1978 in Crofton, NE. To this union a son, Tony was born. Donna was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, its ladies Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved cooking, gardening, canning, helping on the farm and bird watching. She loved hunting with family and got her last deer at the age of 70. Donna had various part-time jobs over the years but, more than anything, lived and loved her full-time job of "homemaker." She was very well-known for two things: being "Grandma D" to countless individuals (embracing many young souls as her grandchildren) and her constant pursuit of the Lord's love for herself and for others - often stating, "God is soooo good."
Donna is survived by her son Tony and wife Angela Maibaum in Yankton, SD; four daughters and spouses Maureen & Terry Woockman of Crofton, Lorraine & Dan Arens of Crofton, Connie & Ron Heine of Yankton, Amy & Pat Riesberg of Wayne, NE; son-in-law Ken and wife Dawn Mueller of Yankton, SD; 31 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great grandchildren on the way; two sisters Sharon (Jack) Halsted of Utica, SD, Arlene Foxhoven of Bloomingdale, OH; three brothers Randy Boehmer of Ash Fork, AZ, Larry (Judy) Boehmer of Woodstock, GA, Mike Boehmer of Wellington, CO; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred & Lucille Boehmer, two husbands Alfred Boecker, Vern Maibaum on March 11, 2006 at the age of 67 years; daughter Sheryl Mueller; son Loren Boecker; grandson Blake Woockman; sister Janice Whitinger; and brother Richard (Sharon) Boehmer.
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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Your mother was a very special lady and will be missed by many.
God Bless to you all.
My heart breaks for your loss. She was such a wonderful person inside and out. Hugs and prayers to all.
Rhea (Kathol) Geary
We were deeply saddened to hear of Donna's death. She was always a great friend while we were serving the school and community of Crofton. Her smile and gentle compassion were always so genuine. To each of the family members we pray you will find comfort and healing in God's care. May you always remember Donna with smiles and fond memories.
In Christian Love,
Randy and Peggy Anderson-Crofton Community School-Retired
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Donna. She was so faith filled and loving. May she rest in peace. May God bless you with guidance and comfort during the time of grief.
Farewell to a wonderful cousin! A sweet, God loving person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With loving friendship, Larry & Jane Rupiper
To the entire Maibaum/Boecker family: You have my deepest sympathy. Donna was a wonderful person. I have so many good memories of when Vern and Jeff would haul hay for us, and Donna would come over in the evening and pick them up and bring them back the next day. Just being around Donna and visiting with her made you feel good. She was such a sweet, caring, and hard working person. I'll never forget when Donna and Tony brought me my first-ever Halloween pumpkin. I think I was about five at the time and Tony was about seven. I felt like the richest little kid in the world. You would have thought Donna had gave me a solid gold pumpkin. LOL Hard to believe 34 years later, I still remember that act of kindness and generosity like it was yesterday...but that's who Donna was...she made a lifelong impact on me, as I know she did to everyone she ever met. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and thank you for sharing your beloved mom, grandma, and sister with us all.
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. We pray for comfort and know we share your sorrow. God bless you.
Marty & Jan Jans
Our family was saddened to read about your loss of Donna. Precious people leave such a special place in our hearts. May Comforting words and thoughts sustain you in the months and years to come. To reassure our hope of seeing her again as a young, beautiful, and healthy woman, read about 'loss of a loved one' at jw dot org. May the peace of God be with you as you endure such a difficult time in your life.