LaDonna Lammers

LaDonna D. Lammers, 89, of Axtell, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at her daughter, Melanie Garrett’s, home in Grand Island. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in Axtell with the Rev. Logan Ellis officiating. Current health recommendations for faith based services will be followed, and the use of a facemask is encouraged. Interment will be held following services at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Axtell. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Memorials in LaDonna’s honor are kindly suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Axtell or Axtell Volunteer Fire Department. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

LaDonna was born on October 13, 1930 in Upland to Lloyd and Pearl (Jameson) Rush. She grew up in the Axtell area and attended school at Axtell Community School. 

She was united in marriage to Milfred “Miff” L. Lammers on June 5. 1949 in Axtell, and to this union two children were born: Kathleene Kay and Melanie Lee. The family made their home in Axtell. LaDonna was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Axtell for many years.  She also loved spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include: her daughter, Melanie L. Lammers Garrett; grandchildren, Michelle (Friskopp) Eyler of Omaha, Chandra (Friskopp) Timmons and her husband, Brian, of Omaha, and Aron Friskopp and his wife, Amanda, of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Alexis Timmons of Omaha, and Abby, Porter, Paxton and Anaston Friskopp of Omaha; brother, Lloy Dean Rush and his wife Jean, of Axtell; as well as a host of extended relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Pearl Rush; her husband, Milfred L. Lammers; daughter, Kathleene (Lammers) Friskopp and sister, Carolyn Lea.

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