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Bruce Cyril Donnay

Bruce Cyril Donnay, age 50 of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Friday, March 11, 2005 in Eden Prairie.

He was born June 26, 1954 in Melrose, the son of Cyril J. and Leona E. (Artmann) Donnay. Bruce was baptized July 11, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport by the Rev. Linus Schiffer O.S.B., and was confirmed Dec. 4, 1966 at the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Glencoe by Bishop Alphonse Schladweiler.

He attended Catholic Parochial School in Glencoe, and then Glencoe High School, graduating in 1972. He continued his education at North Hennepin Community College.

Bruce was an accomplished salesman, winning multiple auto sales awards from Subaru, Isuzu, and Mazda.

He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and golf.

Bruce was united in marriage to Susan Eurich Feb. 26, 1994 at White Sands National Monument in Alamagordo, N.M.

Prior to residing in St. Petersburg, Fla., he had also resided in Rochester and Minneapolis, Albuquerque, N.M.; Alexandria, Va.; and Tampa, Fla.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Cyril Donnay; and three nephews: Brian Pinske, John Pinske, and Spencer Oltmann.

He is survived by his mother, Leona Donnay of Glencoe; sisters and brother-in-law Marlys and Tim Pinske of Plato, and Gloria Oltmann of Columbus, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law Thomas and JoLene Donnay of Derby, Kans.; nieces and nephews Karl Pinske and his wife, Melissa; Brandy Pinske, Meagan Burrick and her husband, Jamison; Samuel Donnay, Allison Donnay, and Allison Simon; great-uncle Carter Pinske; Mitchell Pinske, Jaelyn Pinske, McKenna Pinske, Nicholas Burrick, and Isabel Burrick; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with Father Eugene Lozinski officiating. The organist was Emily Wilkins, and the congregational hymns were “There’s a Wideness In God’s Mercy,” “Just As I Am, Without One Plea,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” and “Amazing Grace.” Special music, “The Deer,” was provided by Carter and Melissa Pinske; and soloist Teresa Kuester sang “Why Me Lord.” Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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