Newman Grove — Donna "Bunny" June Riedel, 60, of Newman Grove died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at her home.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at Levander Funeral Home in Albion.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at United Methodist Church in Albion. Rev. Janet Burgel will officiate. The family requests that those attending wear blue jeans.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Donna was born on April 23, 1959 to Irvin “Dick” and Rosann (Reichert) Collins at the hospital in Plainview.She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Albion. 

In 1978, she graduated from Albion High School and recently got the opportunity to go tanking for her 40th alumni reunion. The little things are what mattered to her. 

Donna enjoyed cooking, canning, Tuesday night Bingo, family holidays and bringing others happiness.

She was a proud mother of six and loved her friends and family dearly. She loved life and was full of surprises. She was always up for an adventure and taking road trips. She was real, random and rare. 

For 26 years Donna worked at the Hombre Lounge in Newman Grove and at the high school for five of those years. The last 11 years Donna worked at Caseys General Store in Albion making all of her special pizzas. If you went away hungry, it was your own fault. She always said, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Her work was very important to her and she always had a smile on her face, going out of her way to make each customer feel special. 

She had a love for her family and spending time with them. 

Donna was a proud supporter of the Fire & Iron MC Station 102 in Newman Grove.

Donna is survived by six children Travis Wayne (Aryan) Engelbart of Orchard, Sun Sari Marie Emily (Clint) Engelbart of O’Neill, Theodore “Teddy” Herman (Katie) Engelbart of Colorado Springs, CO, April June (Nicholas) Engelbart of Norfolk, Johnny Lee (Brittany) Engelbart of O’Neill and Michael Jay Riedel of Randolph; six grandchildren Joseph, Austin, Carter, Olivia, Huny and Kinley and coming soon Kane; her stepmother Nancy Collins of Grand Island; nine siblings Bob (Jeanne) Collins of Norfolk, Cheryl Kerkman of Dodge, Dale (Berta) Collins of Norfolk, Jim Collins of Ault, CO, Joan (Rod) Rieck of Spalding, Sally (Jim) Scarlett of Orchard, Jerald (Rhonda)  Collins of Norfolk, Lyla (Chad) Pieper of Dodge and Jeff (Beth) Collins of Windsor, CO; special friend Pat; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two previous husbands Theodore Engelbart and Clayton Riedel; one brother Donald “Donny;” and twins in infancy.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.levanderfuneral       


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