Donald ‘Donnie’ Steinhaus

NEW?ULM – Donald “Donnie” Steinhaus, 79, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Ridgeway on 23rd in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter officiating. 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 9- 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

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Donnie is survived by his wife, Carol Steinhaus of New Ulm; daughter, Amy Steinhaus (Bob Haala) and his children, Jenna and Brittany of New Ulm; grandchildren, Adam Boyum and his fiance, Brittany Franklin; Ashley (Lance) Gladis of Brookings, S.D. and by his great-grandchildren, Logan Boyum and Hayden Gladis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a daughter, Dawn Steinhaus Hampton, and by his mother and father in-law, Flora and Eldon Dolly.

Donald Joseph Steinhaus was born March 2, 1935 in New Ulm to Erwin and Lucille (Simmet) Steinhaus. He served in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1957, serving two of those years in Japan. Donnie was united in marriage to Carol Dolly on June 9, 1962 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. After marriage they resided in New Ulm where he was employed at New Ulm Manufacturing, Raygo and then Caterpillar until his retirement in 1998. Donnie enjoyed woodworking, biking, walking and working in his yard. He had been a resident of Ridgeway on 23rd Reflections since February 19, 2014.

He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, St. Joseph’s-St. Elizabeth’s Catholic United, Turner Hall, Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 and the Brown County Chapter of the DAV.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Turner Hall, Brown County Humane Society and the Lind House.

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