NEW ULM – Donald Fiebiger, 95, of New Ulm died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow 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. Friday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.
To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org
Donald is survived by his wife, Marion Fiebiger of New Ulm; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sandi Fiebiger of Oro Valley, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Amy Fiebiger and her fianc Matt Hawk of Oro Valley, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Delrose and Hans Peterson, and LaMyra and Raymond Grundmeyer; and by a brother, Clayton Fiebiger.
Donald William Fiebiger was born Sept. 12, 1918 in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, to William and Lydia (Schewe) Fiebiger. He attended Sleepy Eye Public Schools. Donald was united in marriage to Marion Rubey on Jan. 12, 1942 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm.
He served in the United States Army in WWII from April 12, 1942 to Sept. 12, 1945. Donald was a member of the 15th Infantry Cannon Company, Third Division with amphibious landings in North Africa, Sicily, Anzio and southern France. Donald was awarded the Bronze Star for distinguished service and his military unit received the Croix de Guerre, an award from France issued to a military unit for heroic deeds in combat. He was also a member of the Minnesota National Guard HHB 1st BN 125th from 1958 to 1978.
Donald and Marion farmed in Brighton Township, Nicollet County for 10 years prior to moving to New Ulm in 1958. He was employed at the New Ulm National Guard Armory and the United States Postal Service as a rural letter carrier on the former route #3 in rural New Ulm. Donald enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing golf, oil painting and spectator sports.
He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, a life member of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division of the US Army European Theatre, Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post #132, Albert Nagel VFW Post 1648, New Ulm DAV Post #15 and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.