Donald M. Priebe

DONALD M. PRIEBE, age 81 of Waseca died on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Born on December 11, 1935 in Waseca, Minnesota, he was the son of Edward and Ethel (Newcomb) Priebe.  He graduated from Waseca High School in 1954 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1958 until his honorable discharge in 1960.  Don married Janet L. Harris on October 15, 1960 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca.  He worked his entire life in partnership with family at the Edward Priebe Implement Co. in Waseca.  He enjoyed wood working, fishing and spending time with family.  Don was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca where he was active in Men in Mission and hosting Fellowship Hour.

Don is survived by his wife, Janet of Waseca; children, Thomas (Sharlene) Priebe of Pearland, TX and Kristine (Howard) Guse of Janesville; foster son, Carl Shurson of Celina, TX; and granddaughter, Danielle Marie Guse.   He is also survived by one brother, Edwin “Buddy” (Ruth Ann) Priebe of Waseca and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jeanette Bauman and Evelyn Hartfiel.

Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4-7 PM and continue on Friday, one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca.  Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.


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