November 11, 1931 - January 18, 2018


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel for Donald C. Warzecha, age 86 of St. Wendel who passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Reverend Eugene Doyle will officiate. Burial with military honors will take place at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph and after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.

Donald was born November 11, 1931 in St. Wendel Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Mathilda (Beam) Warzecha. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Don married Lorraine A. Schlichting on May 12, 1958 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. He was employed as a painter by the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroads until he retired. Don was a member of St. Columbkille Parish, St. Cloud Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428 and the St. Stephen American Legion Post #221.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, cribbage, gardening, polka dancing and making rosaries.
Don is survived by his wife, Lorriane; children, Cynthia Warzecha of Roseville, Jean Stang of Becker and Neil Warzecha of Three Forks, Montana; and grandson, Alexander Stang.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Moses; and sister, Cyrilla Skroch.