Donald “Donnie” Cervenka

May 9, 1951 - March 7, 2019

Donald F. “Donnie” Cervenka, age 67, of Webster, died suddenly after a brief illness on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Northfield Hospital.  Donnie was born on May 9, 1951 in New Prague to Myles F. and Helen J. (Blaha) Cervenka.  He graduated from New Prague High School and from Faribault Vo-Tech School in small engine mechanics.  Donnie married Janice H. Ryan on May 22, 1976 at St. Patrick of Cedar Lake Catholic Church and the couple made their home in Webster, where they raised their son.  He worked at the Le Sueur Foundry until retiring in December of 2017.  Donnie was an avid collector of International and Farmall toy tractors.  His  greatest joy in life came in spending time with his grandson, Graham.


Donnie is survived by his loving wife, Janice of Webster; son, Michael “Donnie” (Sarah) Cervenka of Lonsdale; grandson, Graham; sister, Carol Stocker of Prior Lake.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bernie Cervenka; brother-in-law, John Stocker.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli with Father John Lapensky officiating.  Visitation will take place Sunday from 4-8 PM and Monday morning from 7:30 – 9:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Lunch will follow Mass at the Lonsdale Legion Club.

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JoAnn Bartusek Tuma

Sorry for your loss
I still get the New Prague Times and saw Donnie’s obituary. I grew up in that area we were neighbors at one time,road the same school bus…etc Great guy

Barb Bohnsack

Jan; so sorry to hear about Donnie…you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Gregory

We will miss you Donnie. Sending prayers to the family.

DeJoy Family

We are so sorry about this. The Donnie we grew to know had a funny side and if you prodded him enough, you could get him to dance. Very glad to have met him and he did a wonderful job as a father to Michael. Love the DeJoy’s!!

Janice and Russ Peterson

So sorry to hear this. Donnie was so much fun to watch interact with Graham. Prayers for his family.

Glen & Diane (Kes) Swanson

Sorry to hear about Donnie, It’s been awhile since I’ve seen you or your family. Accept Our Sympathy Janice and Family Thinking of you, Take Care and God Bless…..

Judy Marchiafava

So very sorry, Janice. May you feel Gods peace and strength in the days ahead.

Larry and Diane Wagner

Janice and Michael we are very sorry for the loss of your loving husband and father. I remember when we were first married and we would get together with the Ryan’s for different celebrations, Donnie was always there with his quiet demeanor and great smile. May God wrap his loving arms around you both and grant you his comfort and love during this difficult time.

Mary and Bob Vanasek

Janice, so sorry for your loss of Donnie, a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Mary Vanasek

Helen and Dick Lee

Jan we were so sorry to hear about Donnie. Hugs and prayers coming your way. Dick and Helen Lee

Rita Wagner

Janice~thinking of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charlie & Sharon Wagner

Janice, so sorry for the loss of Donnie. A wonderful guy who was easy to talk to, and always had that great smile!

Ken and Rosella Kes

Janice and Michael. So sorry for your loss. We have such great memories of all the good times. Prayers for all of you!

Kathy Roach Bennett

Janice, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loving and caring husband. May God surround you with his loving arms of peace and comofort.

Katie DeGross

Janice and Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Donny was always so pleasant to talk with. You are in our thoughts and prayers.