Donna Poddig(1941 - 2018)

Donna Poddig

Springfield - Donna Lee Poddig, 76 years of age, made her Heavenly journey Monday, January 29, 2018 from Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation in Springfield, Missouri. She was born to Benjamin Patrick Rechtiene and Adele Wilhelmina Johannes-Rechtiene on Thursday, May 15, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri.

After graduating from Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri, Donna enjoyed 20 years as a Navy wife and retired from Springfield Public Schools as a cook. She also enjoyed volunteering at Cross Lines.

Donna married her sweet love, George Frederick Poddig, Saturday, June 23. 1962. To this union, Suzanne Renee and Cheryl Don-Ell were born.

Donna is preceeded in death by her husband George. She is survived by daughters, Suzanne and husband Steve Brown and Cheryl and husband Dewey Mayfield and two grandchildren, Hailee and Brendan Brown.

Donna enjoyed many activities including playing cards, camping, sewing, visiting friends and traveling.

Donna will be dearly missed by both her earthly family and her brother and sisters in Christ until all are reunited on that Heavenly shore.

Visitation will be held at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM with burial following at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Springfield Lutheran School.


Funeral Home

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home
2001 W. Walnut Lawn St Springfield, MO 65807

Published in the News-Leader on Jan. 31, 2018