Donna Valburg 1923-2019
Donna Lee Valburg, 96, Onaga, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Community Hospital Onaga.
She was born Aug. 27, 1923, in rural Onaga, the daughter of Ernest C. Carl and Bertha Day Carl. She graduated from Onaga High School in 1942.
Mrs. Valburg worked for the State of Kansas as a data entry operator. She worked with her husband on the family farm west of Onaga and also as a waitress for Carl Brothers Steakhouse and its subsequent owners until she retired.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth.
She married Lawrence D. Valburg on April 27, 1946, in Duluth. He died May 4, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Herb Baxter; two sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Blume and husband, Larry, Wamego, Linda Baxter, Onaga; Cindy Tarvin and husband Ray, Topeka, and Tony Valburg and wife Jackie, Onaga; a sister-in-law, Marjorie VanVolkenburg, Puyallup, Wash.; 14 grandchildren, Kim Watson, Amy Hunter, Casey Blume, Brad Blume, Brian Blume, Matt Baxter, Luke Baxter, Brock Baxter, Cory Tarvin, Carrie Stead, Cody Tarvin, Trevor Valburg, Jordan Bentler and Morgan O’Neal; 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial followed in Onaga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Onaga Senior Center or the Redbud Activity Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 312, Onaga, KS 66521.