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Donna F. Plugge

Donna F. Plugge, 85, of Elba, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, unexpectedly at her home. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Grand Island. Steven D. Schreiner and Jeff J. Morro will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery near O'Neill. Mrs. Plugge was born on March 29, 1930, at Colome, South Dakota, the daughter of Orville W. and Dora (Stein) Elshire. She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Blaine Partridge of North Loup, Joe and Vicky Partridge of Ord, Phillip Partridge of North Loup and Luke and Janet Partridge of Scottsdale, AZ. She also leaves to cherish her memory, seven grandchildren, Michaela Partridge, Cami Holmes, Austin Partridge, Derek Partridge, Briana Partridge, Joshua Payne and Ashley Partridge; and two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Ellie Holmes. Donna grew up and received her education in O'Neill and North Loup and attended the Grand Island Business College. She worked as a telephone operator in Tulsa, OK , where she also did some modeling. Later in life she preferred working outdoors and riding horses. This included riding pens at feedlots and at sale barns, moving cattle. She was a hard worker that could do anything. She did everything possible to raise her four sons. Donna was a very strong and independent woman that dearly loved her sons and her grandchildren. She loved family gatherings and enjoyed performing skits with her grandchildren. Donna's deep faith was a very important part of her life. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Grand Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Vivian Peterson and Thelma Lashley; and one brother, Don Elshire. Memorials are suggested to the family.


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Sincere condolences to All of Duffy's family. I will miss her dearly, She was my Friend & Sister in Jehovah's love. I was listening on the phone system to her life memorial, Steve gave a wonderful talk for her. I wish I could've been there in person to speak with Flip, Michaela, Derrick, Brianna & Luke & Cathy. Hugs to you for your loss, She had such a Special Love for her entire family. Blessings to you, each one.♡

Dawn Scott Sep 26 2015 3:15 PM

Blaine, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lovely lady. Cherish the many happy memories, and may they bring you and your family peace and comfort during this sad time.

Gene Kelly Sep 23 2015 11:27 PM

Luke and Janet, we are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Palmer Sep 22 2015 11:40 AM

So sorry for your loss !!! To my sister Kathy and I she was aunt Donna and we will miss her.

sandy hood Sep 19 2015 6:54 PM

So Sorry for your loss,I enjoyed talking with Donna and she loved my bread I would make her every fall.Always found her to be kind hearted.We will trully miss seeing her outside the house or her visits. The Hancock Family (Connie)Elba Nebr.

Sep 18 2015 12:30 PM

To the Plugge's family. Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of sorrow,( Psalms 83:18), and be comfort by his Word "at 1Cor.15:26)

CW Sep 18 2015 10:49 AM