Donna Nienhueser

Donna Nienhueser

Donna R. Nienhueser, 84, of York, formerly of Waco, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in York.

Donna was born Aug. 21, 1934 in rural York County to Raymond Carl and Gertrude Lorene (Heiden) Rohde. On June 5, 1955 she was married to Lloyd Peters at Hampton. After his death she was married to Stanley Morner on Oct. 20, 1984 at York. After Stanley’s death she was married to Ken Nienhueser on March 28, 2009 at Waco.

Donna was employed at York Laundry and Cleaners and was an in home daycare provider for over 25 years. An active member of St John Lutheran Church at Waco, she was involved in the Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and was dedicated in changing all of the banners at the church. Her favorite pastime was being with her family attending all of their activities.

She is survived by her husband, Ken Nienhueser of York; son, Eugene Peters of Montana; daughter-in-law, Kathy Peters of Overland Park, Kan.; step-children, William (Elizabeth) Morner of Glendale, Calif., Robert Morner of Glendale, Calif., Brian (Michelle) Morner of Colorado, Jeffrey (Kaleen) Nienhueser of Papillion and Melissa Yearian of Fremont.

Her grandchildren include: Jaylin Peters, Ryan Peters, Madelyn Peters, Samantha Peters and Chelsey Yearian.

Also surviving is her brother, Dale (Alma) Rohde of Fremont and her sister, Linda (John) Davis of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; sons, Gregory and Gerald; an infant brother and her daughter-in-law, Tonya Peters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 at St John Lutheran Church south of Waco with the Reverend Matthew Mau officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 – 8 p.m., Thursday afternoon with her family greeting friends later that evening from 6 – 8 p.m., at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Online condolences may be sent to her family at

Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.

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