Donald “Donny” Steinbach

Donald “Donny” Steinbach

NEW ULM — Donald “Donny” Steinbach, 92 of New Ulm died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the Arbor Lakes Senior Living in Maple Grove.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldier’s Rest Section with full military honors being provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 8-10 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org

Don is survived by his daughters, Roxanne Ackerman (Steve Spofford) of Akeley, Susanne Steinbach (Scott Silker) of Woodbury and Joanne Steinbach of New Ulm; a son, Dan (Teresa) Steinbach of St. Michael; by six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dianne Steinbach-Janni; his sisters, Margaret Richter and Delores Sellner; and by a brother, Raymond Steinbach.

Donald John Steinbach was born May 14, 1927 in New Ulm to Albert and Louise (Vogel) Steinbach; He was a graduate of New Um High School. Don served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 in Germany as a Staff Sargent in Counter Intelligence. He was employed by New Ulm Public Utilities Gas Department for over 35 years until his retirement.

Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many hours enjoying the Minnesota River over his lifetime. Known as the “Goosetown Woodcarver”, he loved carving and woodworking. He did many wood carvings for people in the community. Don enjoyed socializing with his nephews and many friends in town. He cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a generous, caring and giving man.

Don was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, VFW Post 1648, the American Legion Post 132 and the 1862 Volunteers Black Powder Club.