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1928 Donald 2023

Donald James Wynnemer

December 8, 1928 — January 25, 2023

DONALD JAMES WYNNEMER, age 94, of Waseca died on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.


Born on December 8, 1928, in Waseca to Frederick and Rose (Holtz) Wynnemer. Don received his education at Waseca Public Schools before furthering his education at Augsburg College in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Exxon Mobile for over 28 years. On January 15, 1951, Don was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Grunewald in St. Paul. Together they shared 71 years of marriage before Margaret passed away on August 24, 2022. Don was active with the Waseca County Historical Society, 55 Alive, Meals on Wheels and at the Waseca Senior Center. He was a Master Gardener. Don was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca.


Donald is survived by his children: Donna (Donald) Lelah of Australia, Claire (Mike Phelps) Wynnemer of North Carolina, Mark Wynnemer of Tennessee, and Stacy (Jim) Vance of Waseca; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.


Donald was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 10 siblings.


A public graveside service will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Woodville Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Thyme on Main (100 State Street North) in the lower level of “The Bar on Main”.


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