LaDonna M. Burbach

LaDonna M. Burbach, age 84 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with Rev. Rod Kneifl and Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Wednesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge, NE.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Kalin, Travis Kalin, Aaron Kalin, Carter Krei, Chris Haberer, Michael Wolfe, and Josh Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and spouses and great grandchildren.

LaDonna Marie (Kneifl) Burbach, daughter of Leo and Amelia Kneifl, was born on August 06, 1933 in Newcastle, Nebraska and died on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa at the age of 84. She graduated from Newcastle high school in 1951. In the early years LaDonna assisted her parents on the farm until she married Duane Burbach on August 21, 1956 in Newcastle, Nebraska.

Their first home together was in Coleridge, Nebraska where they owned and operated the Coleridge Cafe. After selling the cafe and living a short period of time in Hartington, they returned to Coleridge where LaDonna raised her children while working 41 years at the Coleridge Nursing Home downtown and then at Park View Haven. LaDonna was an active member of Saint Michael’s Church and together with Duane managed and maintained the St. Michael’s cemetery for 47 years since 1968. LaDonna was also an active member of the St. Michael’s Altar Society and Christian Mothers. LaDonna attended the weekend retreat Christians Encounter Christ in Norfolk, Nebraska.

LaDonna cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren as she truly enjoyed attending their many events. A special treat was “Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies”, always available in the freezer. LaDonna was also one of the biggest Nebraska Cornhusker fans from the comfort of her own home, enjoying watching volleyball, basketball and football.

LaDonna is survived by her 5 children and spouses, Connie and Robert Kalin of Hartington, Linda and Terry Krei of Sioux City, Iowa, Cindy Haberer of Coleridge, Terry and Jacie Burbach of Coleridge, Carol and Jeff Wolfe of Hartington, 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a sister Katherine and Dan McCabe of Newcastle, NE, Sister-in-law Sally and Leroy Beste of Wynot, NE, sister-in-law Julie Kneifl of Hubbard, NE and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Amelia Kneifl; husband Duane on December 13, 2017 at the age of 82 years; a brother Louis Kneifl; her mother and father-in-law Werner M. and Marjorie (Backman) Burbach, a son-in-law Roger Haberer, granddaughter Renae Kalin, and great grandson Samuel Krei..


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