Donna Rae (Parsons) Miller, 81, of Decatur NE

Donna Rae (Parsons) Miller was born April 8, 1935 in Decatur, Nebraska to Ira Jack and Dorothy (Austin) Parsons. She passed away March 18, 2017, at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender, Nebraska, at the age of 81 years.

Donna was married to Hymie Miller on December 3, 1954. They were blessed with their son Keith in 1956. Donna worked outside the home for several years. They built and opened their own business, D & H Bottle Shop, in 1984. She worked 7 days a week, where her customers soon became her friends. She retired from work in 1999, when they sold the business.

She was a gifted artist who drew illustrations for a published children’s book. She was a member of the women’s auxiliary of the fire department, the Decatur Fire Belles. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Decatur Restoration Branch and enjoyed singing in the choir when she was younger. She loved being outdoors; many weekends Hymie and Donna could be found camping with family and friends, laughing and telling stories around the campfire. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and they felt the depth of her love every day.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Parsons.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Hymie; son, Keith and wife Julie Miller; grandson, Billy and wife Brandi Miller; granddaughter, Lisa and husband Nic Brown; great grandchildren, Hannah, Marcus and Allyson Miller, Brayden, Dayne and Kyler Brown; a host of family and friends.


Monday March 20th
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Prayer Service will start at 7 pm


Tuesday March 21
10:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ, Decatur Restoration BranchDecatur, NE

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Donna Miller

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