May 16, 2023 at 2:41 p.m.

Donald E. Walz

Donald E. Walz
Donald E. Walz


Donald E. “Donnie” Walz, 82, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, May 12, 2023, at the Getty Street Assisted Living in Sauk Centre.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 9-10:45 a.m., May 20, at the church.

Donald Edward Walz was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Greenwald, to Leo and Margaret (Bosl) Walz. He completed school through the eighth grade and worked at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Melrose 38 years. He was united in marriage to Joann Krebsbach Nov. 18, 1978, at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union.

 Donnie was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. He enjoyed working with wood, spending time outdoors, fishing and walking.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Walz of Sauk Centre; and many nieces and nephews.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Evelyn Schmidt, Millie Poepping, Marie Vornbrock and Carol Prodinsky; and brothers-in-law Robert Schmidt, Ralph Poepping, Wilfred Vornbrock and Jim Prodinsky.

The family is very appreciative to CentraCare Hospice and Getty Street Assisted Living for the excellent care they gave Donnie.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.




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