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“I am sorry to hear of Donnie's death. Prayers of peace and comfort for you, Connie, and your family. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Lola Payne Peterson

“To the Naumann family: Our sympathies to a very devoted family man and husband. My daughter, Erin and I loved to see you guys and Derald and Bonnie...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Sara V and family

“God's Blessings to you Connie, Sheree, Shel, Shannan and families. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Marjorie Edwards

“so sad to here my friend Donnie has passed. My thoughts and prayers to the family. I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Denny Northwick

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!I remember as a kid growing up all the time our families spent together and the pictures I have...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Tammie (Curtiss) Thisius

“I am so Sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you! ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Rosemary Dahl

“Thought and prayers are with all your family ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Lyle and Cherie Jackson

“So many memories. From helping uncles with farming in my young years, fast pitch softball, golf, family reunions, and an occasional cocktail with...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff and Sue Naumann

“Connie and family, sorry to see Donnie lost his battle. He was a real fighter. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Peace to you all. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bill and Nancy Jensvold

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. sending big hugs to you. He's at peace. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Babcock

“Hugs and prayers going out to you, Connie, and to your children and grandchildren. May you all sense God's presence wrapped around you like a shawl...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Darbra Bates

“My sympathy to all of you in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tammy Lloyd

“Connie - you and your family are in our prayers. We are sorry for your loss, but please take comfort in knowing the suffering has ended for him. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Lori Nauman

“My heart goes out to all of you--I'll thinking of you all and praying you find comfort during this difficult time. Wish we could be there with you...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Kristin Mannix

“Connie and family I'm so sorry for your loss, your in my prayers! ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy Musegades

“My deepest sympathy to your family. He is no longer suffering. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: LeAnn Mechler

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. He is at peace. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kay Reardon

Mr. DONALD MERLE NAUMANN, age 76, of Buffalo Center, died Friday, November 1, 2013, at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Elmore United Methodist Church in Elmore, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Visitation time will be from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Church, 311 East Mondale Street in Elmore, and 1 hour before the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at He was born December 31, 1936, at Elmore, the son of Ira & Myrtle (Krosch) Naumann. He graduated from Elmore High School where he excelled in football. He attended college in Mankato where he wrestled and played football. After college he enlisted in the United States Army where he was in the 187th Airborne Infantry Division and became a paratrooper. His love for football followed him to play on the championship team for Fort Campbell, KY. He married his high school sweetheart Connie Pugsley on May 10, 1958. Three children were born from this union Sheree, Shelley, and Shannan. Donald learned to love the land from his father and took up the family tradition of farming with his wife Connie for 55 years. He also was a talented building contractor and a caretaker of the Min-Iowa Golf Course for many years. Donald was an avid down hill skier and spent over 20 years as a trainer and testing director for the National Ski Patrol. He was confirmed in Shiloh Lutheran Church and was a longtime member of Elmore United Lutheran Church. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, playing pool & cards, talking sports, hunting, and fishing. He spent many seasons with close friends on hunting trips out west or ice fishing up north. He is survived by his spouse, Connie Naumann of Buffalo Center, his daughter, Sheree (Bill) Hoover of Duncombe, IA, his daughter, Shelley (Greg) Coupanger of Lakeville, MN, his daughter, Shannan (Steve) Musel of Frost, MN, his grandchildren, Sarah (Kyle) Kuhn, Tiffany (Todd) Bingham, Chase Coupanger, Channing (Joe) Kill, Cody Musel, Shania Musel, Joshua Musel, 8.6 great-grand children, his sister, JoAnn Schaumburg of Hackensack, MN, sister-in-law, Bonnie (Naumann) Anderson of Elmore, brother-in-law, Thomas (Terri) Pugsley of Bloomington, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Edwin and Derald.