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  • Visitation:  None
  • Funeral:  2:00 p.m.  Friday

Mrs. Donna Mae Lincoln, age 60, of Greenville, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 29, 2008 at home under the loving care of her family and Heartland Hospice.

The daughter of Viggo & Erna (Jensen) Olsen, she was born on Dec. 21, 1948 in Greenville and was a 1967 graduate of Greenville High School.

She married Randy Lincoln on May 5, 1984 and for many years Donna worked at Spring Grove Variety Store in downtown Greenville. She attended Shiloh Community Church and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, but found her greatest joy in spending time with her family especially her travels with her daughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mary Wilson. Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Randy Lincoln of Greenville; three daughters, Lori Cook and Steve Haynes of Greenville, Kimberly & Troy Salinas of Cedar Springs, and Carrie Lincoln of Greenville and her friend Kevin Barker of Belding; three grandchildren, Christa Cook of Greenville, and Sydney and Tyler Salinas of Cedar Springs; a step-son, Jesse Lincoln of Gowen; a sister,JoAnn Orr of Greenville; two brothers, Norman Olsen of Greenville, and James & Patricia Olsen of Port St. Lucie, Florida; parents-in-law, Robert & Virginia Lincoln of Greenville, three brothers-in-law, Francis Wilson of Sheridan and his friend, Donna Green of Greenville; Phillip & Debbie Lincoln of Gowen, and Curt & Mary Lincoln of Mattawan; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger of Shiloh Community Church. Burial will follow at Clear Lake Cemetery.

Honoring Donnas wishes, there will be no visitation, however a luncheon will be held at Shiloh Community Church following the cemetery ceremony.  Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider the needs of the family. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Donnas online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on December 29, 2008 at 12:00 am


    05/19/2009 –

    David Peer

    Randy: I just was informed of your lost. My condolence to you and your family.

    01/02/2009 –

    Patty Deal Degraeve

    Randy & Fam,
    I am so sadden of the news about Donna. She was a special friend, to whom i cherished over the years.Friends come and go, But she was a special one,and was always there for me no matter what I will never forget her and the memories. we had. she will always be with me.. so sorry.. Patty (DeaL) Degraeve

    01/02/2009 –

    Sharon Merren-Thompson

    Dear Randy and family, I was so sad to learn the death of Donna, she was a very special person and I enjoyed working with her at Springgrove. She will always be remembered as a kind and wonderfule person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    01/01/2009 –

    Kellie Lutes

    Donna will be greatly missed, I always enjoyed talking w/her when she’d visit the scrapbook store downtown and then @ the dime store. she was always a smiling, happy person. I truly will miss her even tho’ I didn’t know her that well, she was very easy to talk to and we had many great conversations about scrapbooking,etc….. My prayers are with you all.

    12/31/2008 –

    Sandy Warner

    Carrie, I am so very sorry about your mom. Please know that she is not suffering any longer and will always be with you in your heart and memories.

    12/31/2008 –

    Bruce, Sonya, Zach & Shelby Wilson

    Randy & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Donna was a pleasure to know. She was a very kind and genuine person who always had a warm smile for everyone. Please give our condolences to the entire family.
    The Wilsons

    12/31/2008 –

    Chester & Robin Atkinson

    Randy, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in are thoughts.Chet& Robin

    12/31/2008 –

    Sue Main

    Dear Randy and Family, It was with sadness that I read the obituary in the paper today. I have been praying for Donna and family for months, and especially lately as Donna’s cancer progressed. She was one of my favorite patients here at the Greenville Cancer and Hematology Centers; I considered her not just a patient, but a friend. There were times that we prayed for each others’ concerns. I believe she is with Jesus now, and is no longer in pain. I pray your hearts will be comforted by this thought. Sue Main, RN, OCN

    12/31/2008 –

    Karen (Jury) Hart-Pringle

    It is with sadness that I read Donna’s obituary in the paper. Donna and I were best friends when we were young. We were only 2 months apart, and lived only 1/4 mile from each other. I can remember spending hours playing outside: catching frogs in the pond, walking around the pond, pretending and playing. I will miss her. Love and prayers, Karen (Jury) HartPringle

    12/31/2008 –

    Gawain and Jolene Teuscher

    Dear Kim and Family~
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. We hope that happy memories of your mom will get you through this difficult time.
    With Love, Gawain, Jolene and Allie Teuscher

    12/31/2008 –

    Stephen Hole

    Randy, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
    Stephen Hole.

    12/30/2008 –

    Christian Sowers

    We will all miss that special smile on her face, even when she was in pain that she never shown. The family will be in Prayers and will always have the support they will need.May she be happy with Our Lord,looking down upon us with that smile she always gave. She was strong thru it all, She is a true Hero among those who have gone.

    12/30/2008 –

    Jim & Pat Olsen

    As Donna’s brother, I remember her as being a sweet, quiet younger sister. We didn’t have much in common because I was much older and usually only saw her at family get togethers. Then I moved away. I only wish the best for Randy and my nieces as I know Donna’s illness took a toll on them also.

    12/30/2008 –

    Bill & Pat McManus

    Randy and family, Donna was counted a friend and was the best employee in the over 16 stores and 5 states in our 50 years of retail. She was exceptional! Kind, friendly, caring, a lady of real integrity. May God comfort you in this time of great loss. Bill and Pat McManus

    12/30/2008 –

    Nancy McClintock

    Randy and girls I remember working at McLellans with Donna what a great co-worker.Donna was very quiet and never said a bad thing about any one if she did she kept it to herself. Family was very special to her . Donna will always be a dear friend of mine. Love Nancy

    Jane Faussett

    Dear Lori, We may have lived enough years to be an adult, but we will always be a child in relation to our parents. Even if we find ourselves, parenting our parents before their deaths, it is the parent of our youth and childhood that we bury. When we lose our mothers, we lose much that can’t be replaced. But we are also left with much to cherish- memories, unique personality traits and strengths, wisdom, and in our case, an example that inspires us to offer that same love to those who remain in our lives. A mother’s love, after all, is never lost if it is passed on.

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