Donna Mae Shuster

March 11, 1930February 11, 2020

Donna Shuster 1930-2020 Donna Shuster passed away on February 11, 2020 at Tabitha Residence, Seagren House in Lincoln. Donna Mae was born north of Rushville, Nebraska on March 11, 1930 to parents Alfred and Nellie (Green) Porter. In her teenage years her parents were divorced and her mother remarried Fay Noble.

Donna graduated in 1947 from Rushville High and shortly after was united in holy matrimony to Paul Shuster on September 8, 1947 in Gordon, Nebraska. They raised their four children: Bill, LaVada, Loreda and Tony in Gordon. The family moved to Lincoln in 1967, spent one year in Laramie Wyoming, and thereafter settled in Lincoln.

Donna loved singing and playing the organ and piano. She was an excellent baker and was known for her homemade bread and angel food cakes. She loved to sew and crochet. She was a devoted mother who adored her children instilling in them a love of music and dance. She showered her granddaughters with love and was a proud and bragging grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents and stepfather; her husband Paul Shuster; sister Jane and Harvey Bell; brother-in-laws Edward Shuster, John Shuster, William Barker, Donald Shuster; and sister-in law Maxine Elder. She is survived by children: Bill and Kitty Shuster, LaVada, Loreda and Tony Shuster; grandchildren: Cara and Gary Bentrup, Victor and Aly Mijangos, Katie Shuster, and Christy Shuster; her beloved sister Vada McNertney; sister-in-laws Darlene Barker, Janice Shuster, and Geraldine Shuster; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM; at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Tabitha Foundation, or any charity of their choice.


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Don Harris

February 21, 2020

It is impossible to compress 65 years of memories into a few lines here. From Donna's time as a den mother for Den 8 Cub Scouts, I remember crafts that we did and a play we performed. She always welcomed me into her home, smiling, laughing, making me feel like I was part of a large extended family. I will always be grateful. I can remember eating her homemade bread and how she always wanted to know how things were going for me. She will be missed by all of us.

Karon Harris

February 13, 2020

I remember being with Donna one time in Gordon and she was showing me around the outside of her house. She had a linden tree there and she put her arms around it and said how much she loved that tree. She was always so welcoming whether it was in Gordon or in Lincoln.