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Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo
Saturday, September 28, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, September 27, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Donna Marie Sawatzke, age 85, of rural Maple Lake passed away at her residence on September 24, 2013.

She was born in Maple Lake on April 3, 1928 the daughter of Louie and Marie (Hansen) Cantin. On May 24, 1952, she married Floyd Sawatzke at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Their marriage was blessed with five children.

Donna’s biggest enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren and playing cards with her grandchildren. She truly enjoyed baking.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Floyd Sawatzke, children Patricia (Gregg) Olson, Gerald (Mary Jo) Sawatzke, Michael (Jodi) Sawatzke, Charlie Sawatzke and Deborah (Wally) Lanars, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother James Cantin, sisters Mary Ann Schwab and Delores Rand, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Art Cantin, Robert Cantin, Jerry Cantin, Francis Cantin and Morrie Cantin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the church. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at the church.

Honorary casket bearer will be Joshua Hanson.

Casket bearers will be David Sawatzke, Andrew Blackstone, Joel Blackstone, Zachary Lanars, Lucas Lanars and Logan Sawatzke.

Interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Maple Lake, MN.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Harold & Bette Cantin

    With all our sympathy to the family.

  2. Jim and Nancy LaFave

    Charlie and family,
    Our sincerest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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