May 23, 1958 – March 9, 2019
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Iris Arlean Dondlinger

Iris Arlean Dondlinger, 60, passed away March 9, 2019. She was born on May 23rd 1958 to Paul and Gertrud (Kobnik) Lewis. She grew up in the Havelock area of Lincoln, Nebraska and was a proud Northeast High School Rocket alumna. After high school, Iris spent one semester at Baptist Bible College studying elementary education before returning home to marry her high school sweetheart, Mike on July 15th 1978. Iris worked at Madonna Rehabilitation Center for two and a half years before becoming a homemaker. After staying home to raise her three children, she became a substitute para and later a Special Ed, Media, and RTI para at Lincoln Public Schools. Iris was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and a proud Grammie to five beautiful grandchildren.

Family members include her husband, Michael Dondlinger; father, Paul Lewis; son and girlfriend, Michael Dondlinger and Monica Pettit; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Benjamen Hennecke; son and daughter-in-law, Jared and Elizabeth Dondlinger; grandchildren, Chase, Reed, and Sage Hennecke; Keegan and Genevieve Dondlinger; bonus granddaughter, Brianna Chrastil, all of Lincoln. Brothers-in-law and spouses, Donald and Linda Dondlinger; Garry Dondlinger; Sisters-in-law and spouses: Susan and Mark Chrastil, all of Lincoln; Debra and Richard Kuenning, Murdock, Nebraska. Numerous special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Gertrud Lewis; brother, Ralph Lewis; granddaughter, Aubrianna Hennecke; aunt and uncles, Maxine and Eldon Smith and Gary Lewis.

Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 14th, at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6251 Colby Street, Lincoln; burial at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for future designation.

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