Donna Mae Biederman

  • BORN: January 25, 1930
  • DIED: November 30, 2017
  • LOCATION: Plattsmouth, Nebraska

January 25, 1930 – November 30, 2017
Donna Mae (Mechem) Biederman age 87 was promoted to life eternal on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Donna was born on January 25, 1930 to Ira Edward and Eliza Marie (Petre) Mechem in Sterling Colorado. She was raised and educated in Sterling, Colorado. The highlight of her High School years was playing first flute in the High School and town bands.
Donna met the love of her life, Lloyd E. Biederman, while he was trimming trees at her parent's home. After a whirlwind romance that included cherry cokes at the five and dime where she worked, they married in Fort Collins, Colorado on June 12, 1948.
Not long after they married Lloyd moved from being a farm worker to a government employee at the Sidney Ordnance Depot in Sidney, Nebraska, where they lived until the Depot closed in 1965.
In 1965, they reluctantly began a series of moves to different Depots (Savannah Army Depot - Hanover, Illinois; Pueblo Army Depot - Pueblo, Colorado; and Sacramento Army Depot - Sacrament California) due to the military downsizing the depot structure.
Ultimately, Lloyd and Donna retired in Sacramento, California where they lived for many happy years together. When Lloyd died after a long illness on September 2, 2002, they had been married 54 years. The long time wife, mother and housewife continued to live in Sacramento until June 2012 when she moved to Plattsmouth, Nebraska to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
A lifelong church member. She became a member of the United Methodist Church on May 20, 1956 in Sidney Nebraska and is presently a member of the First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Donna is survived by her two sons: Larry Biederman and his wife Elly of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Tom Biederman of Kennesaw, Georgia; her sisters in law: Ida Lee Biederman of Longmont, Colorado and Yvonne Mechem of Estes Park, Colorado; her four grandchildren: Eric and his wife Annaleen Biederman of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Evan and his wife Tracy Biederman of Ord, Nebraska, Stacy and her husband Gantt Walker, and Kris and her husband Tony Pickett; her great grandchildren: Noah, Kevin, Nathan, Joe, Lula Ryleigh, and Paetynn Dianeille.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ira and Eliza Mechem, husband: Lloyd Biederman, sister: Francis Webb, and her three brothers: Guy, Wayne, and Les Mechem.
Her Memorial Service is at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. A lunch will immediately follow in the church basement.
The family suggests Memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth.
Her final resting place will be with her husband Lloyd at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at Santa Nella Village, California.
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 (402) 296-3123,

Memorial Service
  • December 10, 2017
    4:00 PM
  • First United Methodist Church
  • 702 Main St.
  • Plattsmouth, NE 68048
  • (402) 296-6905
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