Farming Rural 21

Donnavan E. Pflanz

June 10, 1929 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Donnavan E. Pflanz, age 92, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph.  Reverend James Kunz will be the celebrant.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at the Home for Funerals-Randolph, 111 E. Broadway Street.  The Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.  Home for Funerals – Randolph is in charge of arrangements

He passed away Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Madison House in Norfolk.

Donnavan Edward was born June 10, 1929 in Belden, Nebraska to Edward and Mabel (Fish) Pflanz. He graduated from Belden High School in 1946. 

On April 17, 1951, Donnavan married Rosemary Bernadine Lenhoff at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph.  The couple made their home near Randolph where they farmed for over 40 years until 1992.  They retired and moved in Randolph, and in 2009 he moved into the Madison House in Norfolk.

Donnavan was member of St. Frances Catholic Church in Randolph.  He was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Belden. Also, Donnavan served as a member and Board President of the District #37 School Board near Belden.

He loved caring for all the animals on the farm, especially the horses. Another love was World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), he knew all the wrestlers by name and would never miss a show.  His favorite costume was Santa Claus.  Most of all, Donnavan loved and cherished his family.

He is survived by his children Jerry and Jo Pflanz of Wahoo, Nancy and Mike Moser of Randolph, Shirley and Dave Danahy of Lincoln, Diane and Russell Doffin of Hoskins, and Jane and Paul German of Cozad, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and sister Virginia Magden of Sioux City, IA.

Donnavan was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Mabel, wife Rosemary, daughter Sandra Kay, brother Francis Pflanz, and brother-in-law Gene Magden. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Home for Funerals - Randolph
111 E. Broadway Street
Randolph, NE 68771

Vigil Service
Wednesday
October 27, 2021

7:00 PM
Home for Funerals - Randolph
111 E. Broadway Street
Randolph, NE 68771

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
October 28, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
402 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68771
 

Video is available for this event



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