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Donald A. Notsch – Obituary

Name: Donald A. Notsch

Age: 93

Born: 06-21-1925

Died: 01-04-2019

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Donald A. Notsch, age 93 of St. Cloud who passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Reverend Gregory Lieser will officiate. Burial will take place with military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Donald was born on June 21, 1925 in St. Joseph, Minnesota to Anton and Mary (Kosel) Notsch. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII and served in the Army Reserve for 39 years; retiring at the rank of Sgt. Major. He married Leone M. Martini on October 20, 1953 in St. Cloud. The family lived in St. Paul until Don returned to St. Cloud in 1998. He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428, Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428 and the Association of the United States Army.

Donald is survived by his son, Kirk of St. Cloud; and grandson, Andrew of New York, New York.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leone in 1993; and twelve brothers and sisters. 

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Don’s family would like to give special thanks to the Country Manor Health Care Center and St. Croix Hospice.

Guestbook for Donald A. Notsch

Rich Theisen
, Nephew
January 16, 2019, 11:10 pm
Don's military service really spiked a interest in me since I was a small child. Remembering one 4th of July in St.Joseph, waiting for the parade to start. Don came walking down Main St. with Leone at his side and Kirk dressed in his child size Army Uniform. I was so impressed that I thought I wanted to be like my Uncle Don..........Back in those days when one was small, you were to be seen, not heard! My Uncles more less tolerated us. Don would chat with us about his time in Europe, aviation, trains, and his experience driving truck for Gambles delivering Farm Machinery to the local towns. His best story was about his transfer from the West Coast to his connection for the Army on the East Coast . Troop Train pulled by a 4884 Baldwin Steam locomotive.........When in Austria he transported prisoners to Nurenberg. Not being a college grad, he had more experience than a majority of the young folks walking around with a sheepskin.......Worked at refinery shipping department, he eduvated me in the importance of the correct lubes for the job for long life.......When I see a tube of Trophy greese at the auto parts store; brings back lots of memories. .....His success in the shooting sports are great history and great reads. ....All in all! I will miss him daily as I go thru life, I would like to be like my Uncle Don!
Joan Schoonover
, Friend and Neighbor
January 6, 2019, 10:42 pm
Thanks for being a good neighbor. Don was generous supporting St Peter's students.

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