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Donna Kugler Martin - August 10, 2012


Donna Kugler Martin, age 82 of Ogallala, Neb. passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb.
Donna was born June 14, 1930 at Maywood, Neb. the daughter of Clare and LaVada (White) Shirley. Donna was employed as a bookkeeper at Bullock’s Chevrolet in Grant, Bystrom Auto Parts in North Platte, Neb. and at Nye Furniture and Haggard Well Drilling in Ogallala. Her hobbies included gardening, activities with her grandchildren, Nebraska football and volleyball, baking, canning and camping.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ, First Congregational Church, the Women’s Fellowship and volunteered at the Jumble Shop and assisted in delivering Meals on Wheels. She also belonged to the 40 & 8 La Femmes, the Mrs. Jaycees and the XYZ Extension Club.
Survivors include two sons, Donald and wife Becky Kugler of Gering, Neb. and Ronald and wife Michele Kugler of Ogallala; one daughter, Mary and husband Terry Kauk of Alma, Neb.; three sisters, Devona Allen and Lucille Long of Grant, and Norma Jean and husband Tom Summers of Fallbrook, Calif.; two brothers, Lolen Shirley of Grant and Gordon and wife Olivia Shirley of Tustin, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Doris Kugler of Broomfield, Colo. and Alice Mae Kugler of Cross Timbers, Mo.; brother-in-law, George Kugler of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jacob and wife Cassandra Kugler, Jennifer and husband Travis Schmidt, David Kugler, Beth Kugler, Nicole Kauk and Dillon Kauk; great-grandchildren, Maverick Kugler, Lexus Kugler, Dylan Kugler, Bradley Schmidt and Logan Schmidt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clare and LaVada Shirley; mother- and father-in-law, Henry and Nannie Kugler; her husbands, Albert Kugler and Ray Martin; brothers-in-law, Charles Brown, Kenneth Long, Lafayette Kugler, William Kugler, Henry Kugler, Jack Allen, Alvin Kugler and Jack Kugler; sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Jenkins, Betty Shirley, Vivian Kugler and Patricia Kugler.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, (today) at the United Church of Christ, First Congregational Church in Ogallala with Pastor Lauran Heidenreich officiating.
Committal services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. (CDT) at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell, Neb.
Online condolences may be sent to gubserfuneralhome.com.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Gubser Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.