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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Donald Stephany

  • Donald John Stephany, 85, of St. Cloud, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
    Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud on Monday, July 1. Interment was in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
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  • Donald John Stephany, 85, of St. Cloud, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
    Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud on Monday, July 1. Interment was in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
    Donald was born May 1, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Erwin J. and Irene (Foster) Stephany. Donald’s father was an executive with the natural gas division of the American Gas Association.
    When the headquarters were transferred from Pittsburgh to Dallas, Texas in 1930, the Stephany family moved to Dallas.
    Donald started school at Bradfield School in Highland Park, Dallas.
    In 1935, the family moved to Redwood Falls where Don continued his schooling.
    He graduated from Redwood Falls High School with the class of 1946.
    He then attended St. Thomas College and later Minnesota School of Business.
    He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952.
    Donald married Elaine Bidinger September 18, 1954. After her passing, Donald was united in marriage to Mary Ann Kosloske August 16, 1991.
    He was employed by Granite City Redi Mix as office manager until his retirement in 1995. Donald was an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
    He was a life member of St. Cloud VFW Post #428. Donald volunteered at the St. Cloud Hospital and through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).
    Throughout his life he enjoyed singing with the barber shop chorus, shooting pool, woodworking, dancing, playing cards, biking, flying his airplane  and spending time with his family and friends.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Stephany of St. Cloud; sons and daughters, Paul (Diane) Stephany of Brainerd; Dion (Daniel) Powers of St. Paul; Tom (Barbara) Stephany of St. Cloud; Michael (Stacy Price) Kosloske of Rockville; Cynthia (Michael) Dougherty of Eden Prairie; Michelle (Cheryl) Bender of Ramsey; sisters, Jean Stephany of Redwood Falls; Nancy Tetrick of Aitkin; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Elaine and son Jeff “Kozzie” Kosloske.
    Memorials are preferred.

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