Donna Widmayer 1928 – 2018

MILLER, SD – Donna Widmayer, 90, of Miller, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones and Roger Day officiating. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Donna Mae Widmayer passed from this world into the loving arms of Jesus on December 21st, 2018 at the age of 90 years old. She spent her final days surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Donna Mae McClelland was born to Vera (Hiller) and Lawrence McClelland at Arnegard, North Dakota and raised in Williston, North Dakota. She attended Yankton College, where she earned a Major in English and Minor in Music. She also met and married the love of her life, Ruben Widmayer. To this union, three daughters were born Deb (Mike) Jorgensen, Tera (Jeff) Konrad, and Judy (Jerry) Koeck. They were together for 61 years.

Music was a major part of Donna’s life. She was known for her beautiful voice and also gave vocal lessons and directed many choirs throughout her life. Donna taught at three schools, St. Lawrence, Meckling and Ree Heights, during the 50’s where she directed choirs and taught English.

Donna will be forever remembered in the hearts of her children; grandchildren: Nicole (Arlen) Gortmaker, Kristen (Matthew) Krieger, Stephen (Jena) Koeck, Kelly (Samuel) Felix, Lacey (Tyrel) Ellsworth, Rebekah Koeck, Colton (Damaris) Fawcett, Angela (Brandon) Krein, Josiah Fawcett, Christina Koeck and her beloved great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben: her parents; sister, Laurel Poeckes, and infant brother, Donald Keith.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Donna’s arrangements. Visit