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Of Buffalo, Minnesota

December 3, 1945 – April 2, 2023


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Peterson Chapel

Buffalo, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial:

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

11:00 A.M.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Buffalo, Minnesota



Larry James Donovan, 77, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away peacefully on April 2nd, 2023.

Larry was born December 3rd, 1945, to Donatus and Helen Donovan in Buffalo, Minnesota. After attending Buffalo High School he enlisted in the US Navy where he served on the USS Northampton.

On November 23rd,1968, Larry James Donovan was united in marriage with Sharon Rose Schuler at St. Bonifacius Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius. They went on to have two children, a daughter, Christine, and a son, Steven.

In 2008, Larry retired from his lifelong career in the Bricklayer’s Union. He spent his retirement enjoying his many hobbies. He loved dancing, grouse and pheasant hunting, ice fishing, gardening, canning, and above all else creating memories with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Larry’s family is so grateful for the life he shared with them. His true love for life will forever be remembered. He will be missed each and every day!

Larry is survived by his daughter: Christine (Jeffrey) Kramer of Buffalo, son: Steven (Jodi) Donovan of Buffalo, four granddaughters: Bailey (Nate) Huikko of Annandale, Tiffany Kramer of Buffalo, Josie Donovan and Kenzie Donovan of Buffalo, great-grandchildren: Amiee, Mallory, and Reid Huikko; brothers and sisters: Roger (Marlene) Ordorff of Pennsylvania, Joan (Mike) Dekoster of Arizona, and Darcy (Ray Hibbs) Donovan of Florida, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and wonderful friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents: Donatus and Helen Donovan, brother: Curtis (Marlene) Ordorff, and Sharon Donovan.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18th from 4:00-7:00pm at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 19th, at the St Francis Xavier Church one hour prior to services.

Urn Bearers will be Larry’s granddaughters: Bailey Huikko, Tiffany Kramer, Josie Donovan and Kenzie Donovan.

A private family burial will be held later this Spring.




7 Guestbook Entries

  1. dale bjorklund

    played a lot of volleyball & wallyball with Larry many,many years ago. was always a good time with him. many fond memories! he was such a good guy! thoughts and prayers to the family.
    dale bjorklund

  2. Laura Schauer Fiedler

    So sorry for your loss!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mary Jo Gapinski

    Chrinstine and Steven

    I am so sorry your loss dad he is in peace God be with him all the time in haven I know it hard when you loss your parents it will take time day by day God blessed to both of you
    Mary Jo Gapinski

  4. Linda Schmidt Discher

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Knew Larry and Sharon many years ago but lost touch. Had many good memories.

  5. Dallas Smith

    I’m so sorry to here of the loss of Larry. I worked with him many years as a bricklayer, great guy and had many great times on the job, RIP Sir.

  6. Dallas Smith

    Many fond memories of working with Larry with Bac local 1 MN, so sorry for your loss. RIP Sir.

  7. Jerimarie c

    Condolences to the family. Let lord shire apon you and give you peace.


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