Roy Donabauer of St. Joseph died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 60.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. James Statz as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed on the Dingmann Funeral Care website.
Roy Gary Donabauer was born Dec. 22, 1959, in St. Cloud to Leo and Dorraine (Schaefer) Donabauer. Roy grew up in Maine Prairie Township and attended school in Kimball, graduating with the Class of 1978. He furthered his education at St. Cloud Vocational Technical College, obtaining an electrical degree. On Nov. 12, 1988, Roy was united in marriage with Carmen K. White in St. Cloud. Over the years, Roy worked in the granite business for both Delano Granite and Cold Spring Granite. He also worked for Opportunity Training Center in St. Cloud for a number of years. In recent years, Roy’s responsibilities shifted to caring for the home he shared with Carmen. In his spare time, Roy enjoyed fishing, having game nights with his family, and tending to his garden. Every June and August, Roy looked forward to camping at Tipsinah Mounds Campground in Elbow Lake with his family.
Roy was preceded in death by his father Leo, sister Donna, brother Dale, sister-in-law Sherry, brother-in-law Bill, and niece Angel.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carmen of St. Joseph; mother Dorraine Donabauer of Kimball; siblings Karen Seth (and Steve Jeske) of Maple Lake, Jim Donabauer of South Haven, Nancy Herges of Kimball, David (and Sue) Donabauer of Kimball, Sharon (and Donald) Lommel of Clear Lake, Joy (and Donald) Mathies of Richmond, Alan (and Linda) Donabauer of Oak Park, Richard Donabauer of Stanchfield, and Lisa (and David) Silbernagel of Kimball; parents-in-law Walter and Audrey White of Kimball; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Alan Donabauer, Logan Silbernagel, Alex Silbernagel, and Doug White will serve as urn bearers. Garry Linn will play guitar for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.