Donna L. Swoboda
Date of Birth
April 16, 1931
Yutan, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 29, 2022
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

*The funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In care of the family

Donna Swoboda 91 of Wahoo passed away Friday April 29, 2022 at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo. She was born on April 16, 1931 in Yutan, to William and Florence Peters.  Donna graduated from Wahoo High School 1949.

She married Louis Swoboda, May 3, 1952 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo. Donna work as a receptionist at Wahoo Dental for 15 years, after her retirement from there she was the bailiff for Saunders County court.

Donna was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo.  She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary post 4502 in Wahoo.

Donna enjoyed being outdoors, many vacations were camping and fishing. She loved traveling and took many trips with family and dear friends.

Donna was also a baton twirler for Wahoo High School and she could still twirl her baton at 91 and loved to show you her skills.

Donna also really enjoyed a good card game with family and friends.  Bridge grew to be a favorite and she played in several clubs and truly enjoyed her Senior Center bridge friends.

Donna always loved to cook and bake, but she really enjoyed making peanut clusters, but she loves sharing them even more!

Donna loved Wanahoo Lake and could be found out here every Monday having lunch with her daughter, no matter the weather.

Donna is survived by son, Jeffery Swoboda, Danville KY; daughter, Lori (Middy) Hughes, Lincoln, NE; grandkids, Jacob (Nissan) Swoboda, San Jose, CA, Roger (Ashley) Swoboda, Fremont, NE, Nellie Sample, Wichita, KS, Julaine (Owen) Callihan, Altus OK, William (Samantha) Swoboda, Danville, KY,  Kimberly (Jill) Hughes, Lincoln, NE, Ryan (Dena) Hughes, Lincoln, NE; 13 great-grandkids; brother, Ron (Janet) Peters; special family friends, Darryl and Connie Blum; honorary grandkids, Melanie Burke, Jessica Wagner, Allison Blum, Theo Blum, Brandon Blum, Danielle Blum, and Nicole Blum;  nieces, nephews and many friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Swoboda; brother, Wayne Peters; sister, Dorothy Lanik; and daughter-in-law, Mary Swoboda.

Condolences for Donna L. Swoboda
  1. Barb (Bartek) Hothan
    • April 29, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Lori and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Anonymous
    • April 30, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss Lori! Your Mom was always so sweet. Thinking about you.
    Shari (Jansen) Wolfe

  3. Erin Pool
    • May 1, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Lori, Middy and Family, Donna was such a sweet, loving and kind lady with such a beautiful smile! Take comfort in knowing that she is in glory now. What an amazing legacy she leaves. Love to you all, Erin Pool and Family

  4. Casey Hengen
    • May 1, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Donna Lou was a wonderful lifelong family friend and her memory will always be treasured.

  5. Gail (Hengen) and Sandy Richardson
    • May 2, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    I have wonderful memories of Donna Lou when our families got together and when I worked with her at the Dental office. She was always fun and so smart. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  6. Adele Jackson
    • May 2, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Enjoyed playing bridge with Donna for years. She was always happy, positive and gracious.

  7. JoAnne Biggerstaff
    • May 4, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    My prayers and thoughts are with you even though I cannot be there with you and your family. We have had so much fun over the years and loved playing cards! I will cherish all our memories of your family! All my love! JoAnne Biggerstaff

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