Funeral service for Donna M. Cox, 56, of Norfolk formerly of Stanton, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. David Kipp and Rev. Jacob Tuma officiating the service. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery rural Pierce. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, also at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Donna passed away at her home in Norfolk, with family by her side, on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Donna lost her life to a courageously fought battle of cancer for one and a half years. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna was born on November 7, 1963 in Norfolk, Nebraska to James “Galen” and Mary (Lenz) McKeown. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Pierce. She attended grade school in Pierce and graduated from Pierce High School in 1982 where she excelled in track.
Donna married Harlan Cox on June 9, 1984 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pierce. After marriage Donna and Harlan raised three children on an acreage east of Stanton. Donna worked for Thermal Design in Madison as a manager in shipping and receiving for many years. In 2006 the family moved to Norfolk. Donna was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a heart of gold, offering help and anyone who needed it. Donna enjoyed spending holiday’s with family and attending family events.
Donna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce.
Survivors include her husband Harlan Cox of Norfolk, children Nick Cox of Norfolk, Sonya Cox of Norfolk, Colby (Michaela) Cox of Pierce, grandchildren Cayden, Hailee, Hudsyn, Kendall, Parker, brothers Mike (Dawn) McKeown of Bossier City, LA, Rick (Rose) McKeown of Carroll, Jamie (Dawn) McKeown of Pierce, and Jeremy (Anne) McKeown of Pierce. She was preceded in death by her parents James “Galen” and Mary.
Casket bearers will be Nick Cox, Colby Cox, Mike McKeown, Rick McKeown, Jamie McKeown, and Jeremy McKeown.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.