Donald Fussy, 82 year old resident of Bowlus, MN passed away at Highland Senior Living in Little Falls on Thursday, June 8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 12 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Bowlus with Father Greggory Mastey officiating. A visitation will be held from 3-7 PM Sunday and from 9-10 AM on Monday all visitation times will be held at the church. The Knights of Columbus St. Gregory the Great of Bowlus will Pray the Office of the Dead at 5:00 P.M. and A Parish Prayer will be said at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday evening.
Donald Edward Fussy was born August 25, 1934 in Two Rivers, Township, Morrison County to the late Paul and Mathilda (Janski) Fussy. He attended country school as a young boy in Two Rivers. Donald graduated from Royalton High School in 1952. He was united in marriage to Dolores Sobania on May 29, 1963 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Two Rivers Township where they farmed for over 50 years. Donald also hauled canned milk for the Royalton Creamery, hauled cattle to South St. Paul and did custom harvesting. He was always willing to help neighbors and family. He was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, he was baptized, received the Sacraments, was married in the Parish and served on the parish council, trustee, Eucharistic minister, lector and usher. Donald was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on many boards including: Royalton Creamery, American Dairy Association, American Milk Producers Inc. and Two Rivers Township, where he served as Clerk for many years. He enjoyed watching and attending games of the Minnesota Twins, reading the newspaper, farm magazines, listening to polka music and the farm report on KASM in Albany. Donald respected his friends over the years and attended many funerals to pay his last respects.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores Fussy of Bowlus; children, Richard (Cindy) Fussy, Paul Fussy all of Bowlus, John Fussy of Bird Island and Elaine (Chuck) Duret of Bowlus; grandchildren, Michael Gottwalt, Brian Gottwalt, Megan Duret, Madeleine Fussy and Leo Fussy; son-in-law, Steve Gottwalt of Royalton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Lou Gottwalt; brother, Melvin Fussy; and step-sister, Loretta Trettel.
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