Donna (VanOrnam) Milenkovich
April 5, 1932 – August 1, 2020
Donna Jean Baylor was born in Walthill, Nebraska on April 5, 1932 to Robert and Josephine (Tighe) Baylor. She passsed on August 1, 2020. She resided at Bickford senior living in Omaha, Nebraska.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Josephine Baylor; sister, Frances; brother-in-law, Ed Stepanek; brother, Jimmy Baylor and Brother, Bob Baylor. Also preceded in death husband, Vernon W. VanOrnam; husband, Max L. VanOrnam; husband, John J Milenkovich; and Grandson, Aaron W. VanOrnam.
She is survived by her seven children: Kurt VanOrnam, Suzanne (Bill) Chatel, Tim (Diane) VanOrnam, Beth VanOrnam, Belinda Becker, Mark (Sabine) VanOrnam, and Joel R. VanOrnam. She also is survived by twenty-three grandchildren: Kati Ashby, Jonathan (Aaron) Chatel, Elizabeth (Marshall) Canfield, Matthew (Darah) Chatel, Jordan (Catherine) VanOrnam, Graham (Ashley) VanOrnam, Peter (Amanda) VanOrnam, Madeleine VanOrnam, Joseph VanOrnam, Augustine VanOrnam, Max VanOrnam, Hilary Quinn, Jarrod (Tiffany) Quinn, Buzz Becker, Benjamin Becker, Baylor Becker, Bryce (Andrea) Becker, Brooke Becker, Mark (Makayla) VanOrnam, Patricia VanOrnam, Josh VanOrnam, Emily (Dan) Reno, Dillon (Cassandra) VanOrnam, Franco VanOrnam and Zoa VanOrnam; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and siblings: Kathleen Paris, Mike (Luanne) Baylor and Colleen (Don) Stephens.
The first Forty years Donna was called Mom and Aunt Donna. The last Forty-eight years she was better known as Nana.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Wednesday, August 5th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, August 6th, 11am, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2207 Wirt St.) INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family. The family kindly requests guests wear a mask.
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