Thursday, December 16, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
*The funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.
Wednesday, Decemeber 15, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:30 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or in care of the family for future designation.
Donna M. Darnell, 77, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE. She was born May 12, 1944 in Wahoo, NE to Frank and Marie (Rezak) Brabec. Donna attended Wahoo High School. On December 15, 1960, Donna was married to Caroll Thorson in Wahoo, NE. Caroll died on August 11, 1970. Donna was united in marriage to John Darnell on March 24, 1972 in Wahoo, NE.
Donna worked many years for Christensen Drug Store. She loved bowling through the years with family and friends, and she loved collecting her bells and anything related to Elvis Presley. Donna especially loved spending time with her family. Donna was the loving mother of five children and “second mom” to many others.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Darnell; children, Karri (Henry) Mildenberger, Rod (Shelli) Thorson, Tom Thorson, Bill (Patti) Thorson and Clayton “C.J.” (Stephanie) Darnell; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Caroll Thorson; parents, Frank and Marie Brabec; brother, Richard Brabec.
Pallbearers are Rod Thorson, Tom Thorson, Bill Thorson, C.J. Darnell, Hank Mildenberger and Raymond Brabec.