OBITUARY: Donna Christine Reiner

Donna Christine Reiner, 67, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1954, at Fort Riley to the late Lloyd and Mary (Martin) Norberg. Donna graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg in 1976, and she married Steven Reiner on Oct. 20, 1979, at Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Kan.

Donna was a cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She developed dear friendships through church and children’s activities throughout her marriage when her family lived in Hays, Hutchinson, Lakin, and Newton, Kan. She retired in 2020 from her last job—one that brought her joy—at the Kanza Cooperative in Sedgwick; she grew up on the farm, and one of her first jobs in high school was working the harvest at the Falun grain elevator.

She is survived by her husband, Steve of Newton; daughters, Anne (Brendon) Bowen of Royston, Ga., and Candace (Stephen) Smith of Brownsville, Texas; as well as four grandchildren, Allison, Zachary, Mia and Aidan; and two great-grandchildren, August and Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Larry Norberg and sister-in-law, Teri Norberg.

Donna’s funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Salemsborg Lutheran Church, 3831 W. Salemsborg Road, Smolan, KS, 67456. It was broadcast live on the Salemsborg Lutheran Church YouTube channel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salemsborg Lutheran Church or Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery and may be sent in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 North Main Street, Newton, KS, 67114.


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