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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • OBITUARY: Donald L. Remus

  • Donald L. Remus, age 71, of Sleepy Eye, Minn. died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center.


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  • Donald L. Remus, age 71, of Sleepy Eye, Minn. died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center.
    Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. The Clergy will be Pastor Keith R. Ainsley, Interment Home Cemetery with Military rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard.
    Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com.
    Donald Lee Remus was born June 13, 1938 in Sleepy Eye to Orville and Selma (Berkner) Remus. After graduation from Sleepy Eye High School he enlisted in the Air Force where he proudly  served his country for four years. He married Sharon Fischer on April 1, 1959 in California. He returned to Sleepy Eye in 1960 where he farmed for nearly 10 years. For the next 20 years he worked for the City of Sleepy Eye Sanitation Department. Donnie was retired at the time of his death enjoying life at Ross Park Apartments.
    Donnie loved driving his car, traveling, visiting with people, making others laugh, playing cards and eating out.
    He is survived by his sons, Steven (Darla), of Sleepy Eye, Todd (Debbie) of Crystal and daughter, Shari (Patrick "P.J.") Hittesdorf of Sleepy Eye. 11 grandchildren, Sam Remus, Vanessa Remus, Lucas Hittesdorf, Zachary Hittesdorf, Elana Remus, Tucker Hittesdorf, Sydney Remus, Emma Remus, Karrah Remus, Tanner Hittesdorf, Palmer Hittesdorf; one great-grandchild, Jackson; sisters, Lynell Gorka of Forrest Lake and LaVonne Warren of Arizona; sister-in-law, Myrtyce Remus of Sleepy Eye.
    He was preceeded in death by his parents; brother, Dale and brother-in-law, Donald Gorka.

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