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Iris Donnay

February 27, 1930 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 88)

Iris S. Donnay, 88 of Watkins, died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Paynesville Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins.  Fr. Aaron Nett will officiate.  Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the St. Anthony Parish Center and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am.   Parish prayers will be at 4:00 pm on Wednesday at the St. Anthony Parish Center.  Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Iris was born on February 27, 1930 at Fairhaven, Minnesota. On May 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Alfred Donnay at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins.  Together they farmed at Watkins until retiring in 1984.  Iris also worked as an Aide at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.  She had a strong devotion to church and prayer.

Survivors include her children, Shirley (Steve) Hill of Rice, David (Roxanne)  Donnay of St. Cloud, Mary (Dan) Evans of Cold Spring, Barb (Tom) Merdan of Shakopee, Larry (Mary)  Donnay of Cold Spring, Scott Donnay of Neptune Beach, FL, Todd (Nicole) Donnay of Eden Valley; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Beverly (Don) Isaacson of Hamel, Gale (Ron) Mezera of Farmington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; daughter, Lisa; son, Eugene; brother, Lyle Thiele.

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