3/26/1946 – 4/6/2021
Gretna – Donna Marie (Boyd) Fleck was born on March 26th, 1946 to Russel and Lillian Boyd in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. She attended District 47 Country School through 8th grade and graduated from High School in in 1964. Following High School she moved from Cedar Rapids to Genoa, Nebraska for a brief period of time before settling in Gretna, Nebraska. She began working at Gretna State Bank, then transferred to Control Data in computer operations. She met the love of her life, Bruce, through family members. Donna and Bruce were married on July 10, 1965 at Resurrection Lutheran church in Gretna. They welcomed beautiful twin boys Timothy and Thomas in 1966, John in 1968, Richard in 1970, Jeannie in 1974, and finally Jennifer in 1977. Donna was so proud of her children and all of their accomplishments. She was very active in the Sarpy County Star Lighters Extension Club where she held many offices. Donna participated as a room mother, cookie chairmen for the Girl Scouts, and was active in the PTO and post prom committees. She could be found on the sidelines cheering on her children with her camera in hand. Her love for husker football was no secret. Not only did she love attending the games but also hosted some of the most memorable tailgates. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her nieces and nephews. She took every opportunity to entertain and was the life of the party. Her pride and joy were granddaughters Zoe, Sophie, Madelyn and Shoshi. She never failed to spoil the girls for birthday’s, holiday’s, or just because. Donna’s front door was always open as were her arms to welcome you. Sunday dinners were a staple every week with fresh baked pies, cookies and cakes. She loved her family fiercely and unconditionally. One could only imagine the reunion Donna must have had at the gates of heaven from the souls that preceded her in death.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents Russel and Lillian Boyd, Brothers John (Wilma) Boyd, Melvin (Mary) Boyd, Alfred Boyd, Arnold (Karen) Boyd, son’s Richard and John Fleck, and daughter Jeanne Fleck.
She is survived by her husband Bruce, sons Tim and Tom, daughter Jennifer (Charles) Cunningham, daughter Cathy Boekstal, granddaughters Zoe, Sophie and Madelynn Cunningham, Shoshi Boekstal, sisters Leona Heft and Vonda Conant ,sister-in-law’s Gwen (Ken) Reier, Deloris Bradley and Bev Boyd, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday 5 – 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Saturday (4/10/21) 10:00 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church 153 S. McKenna Ave. Gretna, NE. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery Omaha, NE. Memorials to the family to designated later.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE – 402-332-0090