Donna M. Grant

April 22, 1959February 3, 2020
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Donna M. Grant 60 of Lincoln, was lifted up on angel’s wings February 3, 2020 after a short illness. She was born April 22, 1959 in Lincoln, NE to Boyd & Lora (Schmale) Grant.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith” 2Timothy, 4.7.

Donna was eagerly awaiting the next adventure and anticipating what lie just beyond with her family and friends. She was born and raised in Lincoln, NE, graduated from Northeast High in 1977 and attended SCC. She began her career at First National Bank in the Trust Dept. which is now US Bank in March 1978, she was just short of 42 years. She had a great career with the “Bank” through its many versions. She loved the people with whom she worked and her customers, many which became great friends. Donna also worked for 40 years at Pershing Auditorium and then Pinnacle Bank arena. She enjoyed the camaraderie with her fellow employees. She was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church and on Alter Guild. Her passions include horses, flowers, family and enjoyed sports. Donna will be remembered for her beautiful laugh and always willing to help others. She loved being involved with Arabian horses and showed her mare Kallie and made lifelong friends through the horses. She attended UNL football games and was always fun at the “tailgates”. Donna was never married but held some children in such high regard to call them daughter and grandchildren which was a bonus to her.

Donna was diagnosed with Mesothelioma lung cancer in March 2019. She fought a valiant fight against a horrible disease that is only caused by exposure to asbestos. She endured chemo-therapy and immuno-therapy. She was not giving up and kept such a positive attitude. Consulted with the Mayo Clinic expert in Arizona, worked tirelessly with the doctors of Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center. Donna was able to be in her home which she loved and was surrounded by her loving family when she passed.

She is survived by her brother Dave (Nancy) Grant of Davey, NE, Sister Dixie (Randy) Johnson of Lincoln, Nieces, Lisa (Dean) Fryda & Kim Grant of Davey, Jennifer (Brian) Schrage of Ceresco, Great Nieces and Nephews, Savannah Gress, Sedonah Fryda, Tyler Egger, Grant Henderson. Bonus Daughter, Tina Scott & Bonus Grandchildren, Arayana & Whittany Williams & Camren Scott. Preceded in death by her Parents Boyd & Lora Grant & Brother Denis.Visitation Sunday February 9 from 12am-5pm and Family to receive friends from 2-4 PM at the funeral home.

Visitation Sunday February 9 from 12pm-5pm and Family to receive friends from 2-4 PM.

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge or to the Family for later donation.


  • Visitation with Family Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020


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Kim Munnis

February 15, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Donna at the Bank early in my career many years ago. She was always kind and happy to provide assistance to a fellow employee or a client. She laughed easily and always maintained a positive outlook - which influenced everyone around her for the good. And, while I had lost touch with Donna, I was so saddened to learn of this news.
My sincerest sympathy to her family and close friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Jeanne Ripley

February 11, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss.
I would love to hear from Randy and Dixie.

Amy Ripley Dusenbery

February 11, 2020

I remember meeting this lovely lady last year at Dale Johnson’s service at Good Shepherd Presbyterian. We chatted - I asked about her (visible) port and she shared what she was dealing with.
I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your warm and loving memories of Donna.
With sincere sympathy. 🙏🏻

Jon and Norma Fleege

February 9, 2020

We are so privileged to have known Donna. She was such a genuine and caring person. Words cannot express our deep sympathy to her family at this most difficult time. Although we cannot be there for her memorial, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Jim Ritzman

February 8, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. I met Donna during her Pershing days. And then saw her once in a while at Pinnacle also. Both she and her sister Dixie had a work ethic and personality second to none. They were always anxious to do the best job possible. My sincerest condolences to Dixie and her entire family. Donna definitely left the world a better place. Rest in peace my friend!!

Patricia Hamer-Kitchen

February 8, 2020

Dear Grant Family..Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed visiting with Donna when we were doing "Farm Business" at the Bank. She made it so easy! And I loved hearing about what she was doing "outside" the bank!! Rest in Peace Donna. Pat

Shari Warren

February 8, 2020

Allen & I were so sad to hear of your passing. Not just for us, but for everyone who's life you touched. You may be gone, but you will Never be forgotten.
You have taken care of my family's business as far back as I can remember. After my parents passing you were there for me - both physically and emotionally. I'll miss you lady. I'll miss your Strength, your Grit, your Devotion, your Caring, your Laughter and your Love. God Bless You

Gary Craycroft

February 7, 2020

Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of personally meeting Donna but over our 16 year association beginning with her invaluable help with transferring the management of my farms from a bank in Omaha, her clear and timely instructions via both mail and phone correspondence became an increasingly welcome time-saver for me. Donna always anticipated then quickly and easily translated the voluminous paperwork required by a non-farmer absentee owner into "hey, I can do that" for me. In this respect she became by "sister a phone call away" whenever I needed her advice and expertise. I'll miss you greatly Donna

Judu Schluter(Malone)

February 7, 2020

Donna I will always remember growing up as you a neighbor it was so much fun remember playing kick ball in the lot between are houses it was always a time I will remember having you as a neighbor it was so different when you all went your own ways and moved out of the neighborhood but it will always be the Grants house to me you was a great person and sure you will be missed by many!! Until I see you again ❣️

Vicki Carper

February 6, 2020

So glad that our paths crossed! You were always so kind & happy! What a blessing you were to many! You will be greatly missed, but I know you are rejoicing in heaven!!


Tina, Warren, and Donna


Donna and Santa


Donna and Kids


Whittany and Donna


Donna, Aryana, Whittany