Walter Donner, a resident of the Farnam community for over fourty years, passed away last Wednesday afternoon in a Gothenburg hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 27, in the Farnam Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harold O. Massie officiating.
Mrs. Harold Bick, Mrs. Elvin Piersol, Charles Pollard and Irvin Hess sang, accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Smith. Pallbearers were: Ralph Parker, Ralph Clement, Kenneth Earhart, Kent Davis, Frank Preston and Noble Bellamy.
Interment was in the Farnam cemtery.
McVay-Olesen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Walter Eugene Donner
Walter Eugene Donner son of John B. and Emma E. Jenks Donner was born March 3, 1885 in Creston, Iowa. He passed away January 24, 1962 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg, Nebraska at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 21 days.
At an early age, he with his parents moved to Burwell, Nebraska, where he got his schooling. Later they moved to a farm near Bertrand, Nebraska.
On December 25, 1912 he was united in marriage to Emma Elizabeth Slater at Holdrege, Nebraska. To this union six children were born.
In 1919 they moved to a farm south of Farnam, where he was engaged in farming until 1958 when he retired and they moved to their home in Farnam where they lived until the time of his death.
He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, who was always willing to lend a helping hand and bore all his troubles and sickness without a complaint.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Emma, two daughters, Mae Wear, and Wauneta Crisman of Gothenburg, three sons, Ray of Gothenburg, Cletus of Moorefield, and Argil of Farnam, seventeen grandchildren, two sisters, Hazel Hatfield of Graywood, California, and Maude Parks of Beaumount, California, and four brothers, George, of Modesta, California, Charlie of Moorecroft, Wyoming, Jack of Edgewood, New Mexico, and Loren of Collbran, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, mother, and father, and two sisters.
He will be greatly missed by a host of relatives and friends.
The Farnam Press, 22(13):1 Thursday, February 1, 1962
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