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Donna Nibbelink

Donna M. Nibbelink, age 87, of Huron, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Sunquest Health Care Center in Huron. A private family graveside service was held at the Winner Cemetery.

Donna Marie Fronek was born October 3, 1924, to William and Julia Angel Fronek, at Spencer, Nebraska.  She attended school and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in O’Neill, Nebraska.  After graduation she taught in several country schools in western South Dakota.

In 1952, Donna married Preston Nibbelink, both being teachers, they taught in several schools in South Dakota. When Preston retired from teaching in 1988, they moved to Huron where she has resided ever since. In November 2010, Donna became a resident of Stoneybrook Assisted Living Center in Huron and in March 2012 she became a resident of Sunquest Health Care Center where she lived until her death.

Donna was a volunteer at Huron Hospital for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework and was a very good seamstress. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and loved to read.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Preston in 1989, and one brother, Ronnie.

Donna is survived by one son, Bill (Angie) Nibbelink of Flandreau; one daughter, Julie of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Bob (Mary) Fronek of Wood, South Dakota; one niece, Kay (Bill) Massingale of Wood; three nephews, Jerry Fronek and Lyndon Fronek of Wood and Mark Nibbelink of Austin, Texas; and one great niece, Tandi Massingale, of Sioux Falls.

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