Donna Ruth Bredow

Donna Ruth Bredow

June 13, 1932 - August 09, 2020

Donna Ruth Bredow, age 88, of Wakarusa, KS passed away on Sunday August 9, 2020 at home.

Celebration of Life service will be held at Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11 th St. Auburn, KS on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10am.

Burial will immediately follow at the Wakarusa Cemetery, in Wakarusa, KS.

Donna was born at her childhood home near Alma, KS to Millard and Ruth (Brabb) Horne on June 13, 1932. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Topeka KS. She graduated from Alta Vista High School in Alta Vista, KS in 1950. She attended Kansas State University from 1951- 52 majoring in Home Economics, and was a member of Sigma Eta Chi Sorority, Lutheran Student Association, and Home Economics Club.

On February 23, 1952 she married William “Bill” A. Bredow in Los Angeles, CA where he was stationed in the Marine Corp. She worked at Pennant in Topeka KS for several months, and later, for nearly twenty years, as a line cook at Pauline South and Pauline Central elementary schools. For many years she was a devoted stay-at-home Mom where she helped raise their four children. They later lived in Valparaiso, Indiana (where eldest daughter, Rebecca (Heidrick), and son, Jonathan, were born), Tijeras, New Mexico (where daughter, Vikki (Noble), was born), Alma, Kansas (where youngest daughter, Stephanie (Moeller), was born), and then lived in Wakarusa, Kansas from 1965-2020.

Donna was the third youngest of six children; older siblings were Millard “Johnny” Horne Jr., Blanche (Horne) Fink, and Marjorie (Horne) Pryor; and younger siblings included two brothers, Donald Horne (who died in infancy), and Edward Horne. She was preceded in death by her parents Millard and Ruth, her husband Bill, daughter Rebecca, sister Blanche, and brothers Millard Jr. and Edward.

Survivors include her sister Marjorie, daughters Stephanie (Brad) and Vikki (Chris), son Jonathan (Denise), and son-in-law Gary Heidrick. Donna is also survived by eight grandchildren Jeff Heidrick, Amy (Heidrick) Uloho, Matt Noble, Heather (Noble) Williams, Joel Bredow, Andrew Bredow, Hannah Moeller, and Zach Moeller. She is survived by five great granddaughters and three great grandsons.

Memorials may be sent to Harvesters ( and Elara Caring.