CROFTON — Donna Mary Maibaum, 76, Crofton, died peacefully, Nov. 27, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D., after being treated for injuries sustained from a fall.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Thursday at the church, and continued Friday, one hour prior to the service.
Funeral services were Nov. 30 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with the Rev. Timothy Podraza officiating.
Burial was at the St. Rose Cemetery, Crofton.
Pallbearers were Matt Mueller, Matt Boecker, Alec Woockman, Ashton Arens, Travis Potts, Logan Riesberg and Dalton Maibaum.
Honorary pallbearers were Donna’s grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton.
Donna Mary Maibaum was born April 13, 1942, in St. Helena, to Alfred and Lucille (Riibe) Boehmer. She grew up in the St. Helena area and went to District 57 Country School and graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Hartington. Donna married Alfred Conrad Boecker July 26, 1962, in St. Helena. They had six children, Sheryl, Maureen, Lorraine, Loren, Connie and Amy, when Alfred died June 18, 1975, at the age of 33 due to an accident. Donna then married Vern Joseph Maibaum Sept. 15, 1978, in Crofton. To this union a son, Tony, was born.
Donna was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, its ladies Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved cooking, gardening, canning, helping on the farm and bird watching. She loved hunting with family and got her last deer at the age of 70. Donna had various part-time jobs over the years but, more than anything, lived and loved her full-time job of “homemaker.” She was very well-known for two things: being “Grandma D” to countless individuals (embracing many young souls as her grandchildren) and her constant pursuit of the Lord’s love for herself and for others - often stating, “God is soooo good.”
Donna is survived by her son, Tony, and wife, Angela Maibaum, Yankton, S.D.; four daughters and spouses, Maureen and Terry Woockman, Crofton; Lorraine ans Dan Arens, Crofton; Connie and Ron Heine, Yankton, S.D.; and Amy and Pat Riesberg, Wayne; son-in-law, Ken, and wife, Dawn Mueller, Yankton, S.D.; 31 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and three great-grandchildren on the way; two sisters, Sharon (Jack) Halsted, Utica, S.D., and Arlene Foxhoven, Bloomingdale, Ohio; three brothers, Randy Boehmer, Ash Fork, Arix.; Larry (Judy) Boehmer, Woodstock, Ga.; and Mike Boehmer, Wellington, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Lucille Boehmer; two husbands, Alfred Boecker and Vern Maibaum, March 11, 2006, at the age of 67 years; daughter, Sheryl Mueller; son, Loren Boecker; grandson, Blake Woockman; sister, Janice Whitinger; and brother, Richard (Sharon) Boehmer.