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Norbert M. Donnay

1932 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Norbert M. Donnay Obituary
Norbert M. Donnay, 81


March 28, 1932-January 23, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert M. Donnay, 81, of Watkins will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball. Norbert passed away on Thursday at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins.Fr. Thomas Olson will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Anne Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home followed by Legion Post #453 prayers at 6:30 p.m.

Norbert M. Donnay was born on March 28, 1932 at Watkins, MN. He was the son of Henry and Susie (Mies) Donnay. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On August 17, 1957, Norbert was united in marriage to Elaine Witzman at Cold Spring, MN. Norbert farmed at Watkins all of his life. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also a member of the Watkins American Legion Post #453.

Norbert is survived by his wife, Elaine Donnay of Watkins; children and their spouses, Cindy Schmid of Luck, WI, Tom and Karen Donnay of Watkins, MN, Tim and Gertrud Donnay of Belgrade, Serbia, Dale and Joan Donnay of Sauk Centre, MN, Dan and Laurie Donnay of Salt Lake City, UT; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Betty Donnay of Watkins; sisters, Mary Ann Nething of Darwin, MN and Dorothy Anderson of Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Susie Donnay; an infant son; son-in-law, Terry Schmid; sisters, Louise VanNurden, Lorraine Konz, Mildred Konz, and Margie Hesse.

The family would like to thank the Hilltop Health Care Center and the St. Croix Hospice for their excellent care of Norbert and a special thank you to Judy Vossen for her extra care.

Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 25, 2014
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