Donald E. “Donnie” Walz


Donald E. “Donnie” Walz, age 82 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Getty Street Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Donald Edward Walz was born September 14, 1940 in Greenwald, Minnesota to Leo and Margaret (Bosl) Walz. He completed school through the eighth grade and worked at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Melrose for 38 years. He was united in marriage to Joann Krebsbach on November 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.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.