Dona Mae Laten
November 23, 1929 - October 6, 2021

Dona Mae Laten

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Dona Mae Laten, age 91, of Fremont
Died Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at Providence Place.

Dona was born November 23, 1929 in Froid, Montana to Bernhard and Gyda 'Wermager' Buchholz. She was raised in Northern Minnesota, graduated from Waubun Minnesota High School in 1947. She attended Aakers School of Business in Grand Forks, ND. then Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis. She moved to Nebraska in 1956 and graduated from Immanuel School of Nursing in 1959. She lived in Omaha until 1966 when she moved to Fremont. Dona married Perry Laten on June 4, 1966. She returned to school and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Omaha University in 1967. In 1972 the couple moved to Beatrice for her husband's work and returned to Fremont in 1984.

Dona was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fremont.

Sisters - Linda (Ron) Olson
Jeannie Jacobson
Brothers - Boyd (Shirley) Buchholz
Bernard Buchholz
Sister-in-law - Lucia Laten Blackwell of Maryland
many nieces and nephews
Special Friends - Deb and Jimmy Peterson of Fremont.

The funeral will be Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Fremont, immediately followed by the Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard Service. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville, TN. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 6pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Fremont.

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A recording of the service (including Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard Ceremony) is included below.

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Recorded Funeral Service

Monday, October 11, 2021
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Funeral Service
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
First Baptist Church
505 N C St
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Richard & Beverly Holmen
    Our thoughts and prayers to the family members at this time. Dona was a wonderful Christian woman. She was a faithful wife and loyal friend. Dona and Beverly were prayer partners for many years after we moved to Fremont in 1992. She had a warm smile for those she met.
    Richard and Beverly Holmen

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