Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Florian Donnay of Kimball died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. He was 81.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by Knights of Columbus Rosary.
Florian Nicholas Donnay was born Dec. 1, 1928, on the family farm in Kimball to Jacob and Elizabeth "Lizzy" (Loch) Donnay. Florian was united in marriage to Rose Ann Vannurden on Aug. 28, 1951, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins.
Florian spent his entire lifetime in Kimball working as a farmer. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, Saint Damien Knights of Columbus Council #11345, Kimball Area Historical Society, and he volunteered at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. Florian enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, playing many different card games, but his greatest enjoyments in life were farming and his family.
Florian was preceded in death by his daughter Maria, and brothers Gilbert, Alfred, Fr. Raymond, and Eugene.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Rose Ann of Kimball; children Gary (and Vicky) Donnay of St. Cloud, Patricia (and Don) Huhn of Darwin, Ramona (and Duane) Brenny of Rice, Mark (and Linda) Donnay of St. Cloud, John (and Chris) Donnay of Kimball, and Janice (and Mark) Loch of Cold Spring; 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Sr. Mary Emily Donnay OSF of Little Falls, Rita Molitor of Sartell, Clara (and Ken) Maurer of St. Cloud, Charles (and Anne) Donnay of St. Cloud, and Robert (and Ethel) Donnay of Watkins; sisters-in-law Iris Donnay of Watkins and Vera Donnay of Watkins.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Vannurden, Tim Donnay, David Maurer, Brad Donnay, David Donnay, Linda Austin, and Judy Borgerding. Music will be provided by Maria Donnay, Mindy Field, Resha Timmer, and Joan Zongo. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.