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Mae Maria Swanson Doner
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1922
De Kalb
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2008
De Kalb
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA

The Daily Chronicle newspaper
Dekalb, Dekalb County, Illinoi
unknown date.. March 2008

"Mae Marie 'Mamer' Doner, 85, of KeKalb, Ill. passed away Saturday, 08 March 2008 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb.

Born 20 June 1922 in DeKalb, she was the daugther of Clarence and Hazel (Hjerstedt) Swanson, she lived her entire life in DeKalb. She married Lloyd W. Doner May 31, 1943 and they experienced 51 beautiful years together before he passed away in 1994. Their lives centered around their children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Although she was considered by her children to be the consummate mother, in today's world she would have been considered a career woman as well. She worked for Nehring Electrical Works for 34 years before her retirement in 1987. She began her employment with Nehring's as personal secretary to Paul Nehring Sr. and worked her way up to the position of assistant sales manager. She was a lifelong member of Hillcrest Covenant Church and at the time of her passing was the oldest member As she often said, she lived a long happy and healthy life. Her illness was sudden, unexpected and short. She will be remembered as loving and caring with a quick wit and mind, and as a second mother and grandmother to many of her children's and grandchildren's friends.

She is survived by two children, Diane Watson and Jim Doner, two grandchildren, Keri Reed and Johnny Watson; a sister, Joyce (Charles) Chamberlain; a brother-in-law, Jerry Hamilton; two sisters-in-law, Karen Kline and Joni Doner; a sister/cousin, Maxine Haney; two nieces, Marcia (Richard) Born and Patricia (Pat) Anderson; six nephews, Charles (Kathy) Chamberlain, Richard (Linda) Chamberlain; Mike (Mary) Haney; Steve Kline, John Kline and Kurt Kline; six great-nieces and -nephews. Greg (Stephanie) Born and Kristin, Katie (Matt), Brent (Dee), Stacey and Derek Chamberlain; cousins (and their families), and many very special friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in 1994, and a sister, Marian Storey in 2008.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday March 11, at Hillcrest Covenant Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. Steven Larson officiating. Visitation well be from noon - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church. Private family burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

In Lieu of flowers; a memorial is being established for Mae Marie Doner in care of Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., PO Box 605, 2011 S. Fouth St., DeKalb, IL 60115." 
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  Lloyd William Doner (1921 - 1994)
Fairview Cemetery
De Kalb
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Debra Trail
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
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Mae Maria <i>Swanson</i> Doner
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Mae Maria <i>Swanson</i> Doner
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