LaDonna J. Eilers, 91, a resident of Aberdeen for three years, died at Montesano, WA, Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born in Bertrand, Nebraska, January 6, 1928, the daughter of John and Clara (Tirey) Schleeter.
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She attended Nebraska schools and was married to John V. Eilers in Kearney, NB, April 24, 1946. They continued to live in Kearney and she worked for Northwestern Public Gas Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1983. Mr. Eilers died July 23, 2016 in Kearney, Nebraska. LaDonna came to live with her son, John L. (Lorrie) Eilers of Central Park early in 2017.
LaDonna was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney and also the Eagles Aerie and Elks Lodge in Kearney. She enjoyed camping and cooking.
LaDonna is survived by two sons: John (Lorrie) Eilers, Central Park and Ron (Jo) Eilers, Kearney, NB; eight grandchildren: Jon Eilers, Aaron (Melinda) Eilers, Adam (Misha) Eilers, Brad Karla Eilers, Joely Eilers, Angela (Carl) Perryman, Jace Lundgren and Keri Bird; and also eleven great grandchildren. There are two nieces, Lacretrica Hazlett and Janice Utecht; a nephew, Lanny Hoover. Special friends from Nebraska, Gene (Twyla) Simpkins; and friends from Washington: Rob (Linda) McCue, Ed, Jeannie and Anthony Gegen, and Sean Johnson.
At her request there will be no formal memorial service. Inurnment of John V. and LaDonna Eilers will be in the family cemetery in Kearney, NB.
A card of condolence with a message or a memory may be sent the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.