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“I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Harman - Quincy, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to you all. Donna was a lovely and caring person. I knew her and husband Mike through our parish and the Knights of Columbus. Be...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Scott Bute - Alden, MN - Friend

“Sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I went to high school with her. Offering daily Mass up this week for her and the family. Putting her in the book...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Mast Faubel - Graham, NC

“Sorry to hear of Donna passing.I worked with Donna at USC school .She helped me when it was my turn washing dishes and she was a great help.When I...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: pat bias - wells, MN - Coworker

“My deepest sympathy to the family. I am sorry for your loss. I knew Donna in high school. Praying for the family. I am having a Mass said for Donna...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jane Luke - Broadview Heights, OH

“My love to all of you. I am with you in spirit. Your Mother will be dearly missed. Toby, thank you for sharing the picture. It brought back many...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Katy Schmitz - Wells, MN - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Got to know Donna over the years through a mutual friend. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: karl roberts - yorktown, VA

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Donna Christine Druffel, age 68, of Wells, MN died on Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home in Wells, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells. Visitation will be held Monday, June 3, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bruss Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. . Memorials preferred to St. Casimir School. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Father Eugene Stenzel will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells.
Donna Christine was born March 6, 1951 in Quincy, IL, daughter of Donald and Caroline (Heckle) Holtschlag. Donna attended Notre Dame High School in Quincy, IL. She worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell from 1969 until the birth of her first child, when she took on the duties of a stay at home mom. She enjoyed caring for her children, volunteering at school and entertaining friends when she had time. In 1994, Donna began a second phase of life when her husband, Mike, was transferred to Wells, MN. She and Mike became active members of St. Casimir's Church where Donna often volunteered at the school and was the Faith Formation coordinator for a time. St. Casimir school was invited out to her home, known as The Sweet Pickle Farm, for field trips and picnics where students could launch water bottle rockets and ride in the barrel train. Donna was a member of the Red Coats and occasionally played Mrs. Claus. She was always willing to help when needed or called.
Donna is survived by her children: Jennifer (Sean) Rockwell of Springfield, IL, Matt (Kara) Druffel of Aurora, CO, Mark Druffel of Sandra Park, NM, Joseph "Gus" Druffel of Wells, MN, Ben Druffel of Charleston, IL, David (Amanda) Druffel of St. Clair, MN and Elizabeth "Toby" (Brandon) Druffel of Rochester, MN; five grandchildren: Braedon and Samantha Druffel, Alison Rockwell, Aaron Druffel, and a baby girl on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Mike.