Donna (Peterson) Hulsebus Moss 

Donna (Peterson) Hulsebus Moss 

July 12, 1946-August 18, 2022

Donna Marie Hulsebus Moss passed away on August 18, surrounded by her sons, Mike Moss, of Omaha, and Tim Moss and daughter-in-law Clementine Moss, of San Francisco. A native of South-O, Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Oli and Helen Hulsebus. She is survived by her brother Jack Hulsebus and wife Kathy, and their children Jim, Susan and Bryan, of Detroit, and their families; brother Dan Hulsebus and wife Lori, and their children Daniel, Amanda and David, and their families, of Omaha. A true South Omaha girl, Donna was born in 1946, and attended Ryan High School.

Donna’s life was marked by her tough and loving spirit, her tenacity, generosity, devotion to family, and her fierce championing of the underdog. A career-woman before that was a popular choice, Donna was a trailblazer in the field of accounting, working for some of the biggest firms in Omaha when she was often the only female accountant in the office. Self-made, smart and creative, her passions were supporting the local art scene, and creating gorgeous interior design for herself and her friends. Above all, her true passion was to her sons, whom she raised in Elkhorn. She was a ferocious mother, always ready to support the boys in all their endeavors, from music careers to race car driving. As a mother-in-law, she was loving and generous, and her kindness knew no bounds. As a sister, she was a tough ally and joyful audience. As an aunt, she was present and loving; as a friend, loyal and fun. She contributed to various local charitable organizations, and helped build and strengthen several Omaha businesses. Donna brought beauty to everything she touched, and glamour to the most ordinary of gatherings. She will be forever loved, and her influence will be felt in a million ways in every life she graced.

Donna passed away on Aug. 18th, surrounded by her family. Survived by sons Tim Moss (Clementine) of San Francisco, and Michael Moss of Omaha, and brothers Jack (Kathy) of Detroit, and Dan (Lori) Hulsebus of Omaha, and families.

Celebration of Life on August 31, 2022, 5:00-8:00 pm. Ceremony begins 6pm, all at West Center Chapel.

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  • Meggan Scavio Posted August 19, 2022 5:45 pm

    Sending all of my love to you and your family.

  • Lisa Reeves Posted August 20, 2022 6:57 am

    I’m deeply saddened by the news of Donna’s passing. Please find comfort in those memories you hold in your heart and the support of family and friends.. My deepest sympathies to all

  • Tina Engel Posted August 21, 2022 8:59 pm

    Donna came into my life at a time when I needed a mother. We had ups and downs as I suspect other step mother and step daughters have but I will forever be grateful for the years I was allowed to have with her.

  • Gretchen Posted August 21, 2022 9:34 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. Sending much love.

  • Amara Palmer Posted August 22, 2022 8:36 am

    Deepest condolences on your loss. I’m sure her passing was made easier through your love for her.

  • Amara Palmer Posted August 22, 2022 8:40 am

    My condolences for your loss. Donna must have been very comforted by your loving attention at her passing.

  • Bill Gould & Margaret Banda Posted August 22, 2022 2:39 pm

    Sending our love and condolences to the Moss and Hulsebus families.

  • Dave Nissen Posted August 23, 2022 10:44 am

    As kids we lived across the street on N Street. God bless you all. May her soul rest in peace.

  • Verle Peterson Posted August 24, 2022 9:18 pm

    Many people didn’t know how truly funny and witty Donna was. She was also the most tenacious person I have ever known. She had medical issues in her life and had several opportunities to just give up and give in, but that was not in her DNA. There is no woman that I admired more. May she rest in peace.

  • John Wolf Posted August 25, 2022 2:23 pm

    Donna was an amazing person and a true joy to be around. Our family loved her dearly. All of our love to Tim, Clementine, and Mike.

  • Pat and Larry Gerdes Posted August 27, 2022 8:27 am

    Memories flood to the surface as loss becomes reality. I remember Donna being allowed to take the controls of a seaplane in midair as we toured Vancouver; her happiness in London at the Starlight Express play; her unconcern as we wandered lost in Florence, Italy; and a multitude of other experiences at the conventions we attended as couples inside and outside of the country. As well as the business connection, we developed a personal friendship traveling, playing hours of chicken foot, watching her snooze at the movies, visiting Verle and Donna’s homes, and laughing and enjoying the time we had, We shared a love of plants, animals, and the arts; however, she was much more adventurous in her selection of pets, e.g. Patton and Patty, the two parrots. Other adjectives to describe Donna would be fearless, stubborn and beautiful, not only in personality but physically. We will deeply miss her. Peace to her family and the ones who have loved her.

  • Jack and Daria Clement Posted August 31, 2022 3:55 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, but know that your mother lives on in you, and she will always be with you in spirit and memories. Love to you and your family.

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