Donna L. Ewing, 74, of Wayne, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at her home in Wayne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne. A parish rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home with family present. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Cemetery Plumer Settlement at Glenwood, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the Providence Medical Center Foundation, St. Mary’s Elementary School, and the Ewing scholarship Fund at Wayne State College.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Donna Lynn (Getscher) Ewing was born Nov. 2, 1945 to Dr. P.E. and Naomi (Harti) Getscher in Durham, N.C. After graduating from Pius X High School in Lincoln, she graduated from John F. Kennedy College and completed master’s work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught elementary school in Lincoln, Neb. and Zion, Ill. before marrying David Plumer Ewing in 1971. Donna and David moved to Wayne in 1976.
Donna was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She helped lead the children’s CCD program, participated on the parish council, was a member of the St. Mary’s elementary school board of education, and served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist (EME). Donna taught as a substitute teacher at schools throughout northeast Nebraska before joining the counseling and advising center at Wayne State College.
Donna was an exceptionally strong woman, emotionally and spiritually. She never hesitated to reach out to those around her to share her strengths. She was a trusted friend and confident to all.
Survivors include her husband, David; daughters Lisa, Mary, and Kristin; son-in-law, Brent; granddaughter, Sabrina; sisters Cheryl Frizzell and Dianne Ely; in-laws Marion and Patricia Arneson, and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Donna was preceded in death by her father and mother.