Donald “Donny” Rewitzer

NEW ULM – Donald “Donny” Rewitzer, 83, of New Ulm died Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4 7 p.m. Monday and from 7:30 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, North Chapel, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to:

Donald is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Cher and Martin Joel, Audre and Rod Scheitel all of North Mankato, Patti Rodgers of Madison Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Paulette Rewitzer of Lake Hanska, Jim and Margi Rewitzer, Tom and Beth Rewitzer all of New Ulm; sixteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Leo Waibel of New Ulm, Joyce and John Hogen of Shakopee. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn Rewitzer; grandson, Tim Scheitel; sister, Lois “Dolly” Bassett; and brother, Leo Rewitzer.

Donald Henry Rewitzer was born on November 20, 1929 in New Ulm to Joseph and Florence (Macho) Rewtizer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On August 4, 1948 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Berg in New Ulm. Donald worked at Bordens, Windings, and the Dannheim Dairy in New Ulm. He enjoyed playing concertinas, harmonicas, playing cards, and watching old westerns. Donald was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and had been an usher there for twenty five years, a member of the American Legion Post # 132 in New Ulm, and was a past member of the German-Bohemian Heritage Society in New Ulm.

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