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Donald Wayne Vetsch

January 10, 1938 — December 3, 2022

Winona

Donald Wayne Vetsch, 84, of Winona, died peacefully at his home on December 3, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 10, 1938, to John and Anna (Pederson) Vetsch in Caledonia, MN.

After high school, Don served in the United States Air Force where he met and married Hiroko Shimizu in Tokyo, Japan. Together they had one perfect daughter, Linda. After returning to the United States, he attended Winona State University. He was a driver for UPS for many years, earning several safe driver awards. Donald was a proud member of the Teamsters for over 20 years.

Don was a talented athlete in his youth, and his love of sports continued throughout his life. He could be found watching any sporting event, and would never miss a Vikings or Twins game. He also enjoyed golfing, boating, and playing cards. Don had a great appreciation of wildlife and loved watching the birds and animals in his backyard.

He was a very lovable man with a large caring heart. He was very proud of his family and would talk about them often.

He is survived by is former spouse and close friend, Hiroko Shimizu; daughter, Linda (David) Marshall; grandchildren, Hanna (Christopher) Robles, Ryan Marshall; brother, Stanley Vetsch; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Doris Engelhart and James Vetsch.

A funeral service for Don will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, MN at 11:00 a.m. The visitation will take place prior to the service from 10- 11.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 11, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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Funeral Service

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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