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Donis F. (Ahrens) White

November 23, 1931 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 88)


Donis Faye White, 88, of Shenandoah, entered into eternal rest on Monday evening, April 13, 2020 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah.

A private family graveside service will be held with burial in Shenandoah's Rose Hill Cemetery.  Memorials in Donis' name are being directed to the Shenandoah Trinity Lutheran Church or to AseraCare Hospice of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Donis Faye (Ahrens) White, daughter of Milton Ferdinand and Edna Bertha Pauline (Heiden) Ahrens, was born on November 23, 1931 in Belvidere, Nebraska. She entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 13, 2020 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 88 years, 4 months, 21 days.

Her early life was spent growing up in Shenandoah, where she attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1949.

On December 22, 1952, Donis was united in marriage to Harlan Lester White. Following their marriage they made their home in Red Oak, Iowa. This union was blessed with three children, Michael Lee, Harlan Marten and Sharon Kay. Donis loved children and devoted her life running a children’s day care in her home. When Harlan’s health began to deteriorate in 2007, she and Harlan moved to Shenandoah to be closer to family.

The relationships Donis shared with her family and friends meant everything to her and brought great enjoyment. She also enjoyed traveling, going out to eat and an occasional visit to the horse races or casino. Donis will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend to many.

Preceding Donis in death were her husband Harlan; parents; sisters, Colene Malmberg, Rexine Burroughs and Twila Hutchison. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael L. White and his wife Debra S. of Indianola, IA and their three daughters, Cori Stanley and husband Ryan of Indianola, IA, Jessica Weller and her husband Chase of Sharpsburg, IA, and Mandi Cowden and her husband Kelly of Des Moines, IA; son, Harlan Martin (Marty) White and his wife Lillie Ann of Council Bluffs, IA and their three daughters, Dawn Tyler and husband Rick, Kim Snider and husband David and Kelly Woodward, all of Utah; daughter, Sharon K. Moree and her husband Curtis and their son, Charles Tanor Dukes and wife Jennifer, all of Shenandoah, IA; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Elva Bramble of Rock Port, MO and Pam Malzer of Nebraska City, NE; and brother, Bob Ahrens and wife Karen of Shenandoah, IA; numerous other relatives and many friends.

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Private Interment

Rose Hill Cemetery
Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601


Trinity Lutheran Church
713 Church St, Shenandoah IA 51601
Tel: 1-712-246-1131

AseraCare Hospice
2000 W Broadway, Council Bluffs IA 51501
Tel: 1-712-823-3959

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