Donnie was a faithful fan of all Minnesota sports teams and any team playing against the Packers. He was a life-long member of the Houston American Legion Post. Donnie enjoyed deer hunting with "The 5 D's" and taking his grandsons out driving to look for deer in the fields. His family and the Houston community meant the world to him.
Survivors include his daughter April Carlson of La Crescent, grandsons Aidan and Easton, son Christopher (Katherine) Carlson of Chaska, grandsons Jackson and Benjamin, and his step-children Lori McKenzie and Casey Virock, and step-grandson Ian Virock. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Jackie, Charlie, Marilyn, Allen, and Emma.
A celebration of Donnie's life will take place at a later date when all those who loved him can safely share memories and stories together and toast a cold Miller Lite in his honor. Donnie will be laid to rest 1 p.m., February 19, 2021 at Minnesota Veteran's Cemetery in Preston, led by Pastor Linda McPeak. Military Honors will be conducted.
Hoff Funeral of Houston is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Donnie at his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.