Donald “Donnie” West, 86

Donald “Donnie” West, age 86 of Walnut Grove, passed away while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center.  Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Walnut Grove.  Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donald “Donnie” Frederick West was born November 25, 1932 in Tracy, Minnesota to Fred and Anna (Bengston) West.  Donnie graduated from Walnut Grove High School.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1955 and served until 1957 when he received his honorable discharge.

After the service, Donnie returned to Walnut Grove, and married Mildred Tietz on October 22, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers, Minnesota.  They made their home on the farm outside of Walnut Grove for many years before moving into town about 15 years ago.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Millie of 59 and a half years; son Steve (Sue) West of Walnut Grove; daughter Doreen (Jon) Osland of Walnut Grove; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson and was expecting his 2nd great grandchild within a few weeks.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Ruth, and sister Rita (Harold) Craft.