Donna Nienhueser

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

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St John Lutheran Church south of Waco, with the Rev. Matthew Mau officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, with her family greeting friends from 6 to 8, at Metz Mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

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 day care 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.; and stepchildren, 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 are 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.

Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to her family at

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