Donald J. Grinde
August 14, 1979 - September 12, 2019
Donald J. Grinde, age 40, of New Prague, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Donny was born on August 14, 1979 in St. Paul to Ronald J. and Kathy K. (Buchman) Grinde. He grew up in the Lakeville area and attended Lakeville Public Schools. He married the love of his life, Rachael M. Miller on December 15, 2017 in Apple Valley, MN and the couple made their home in New Prague. Donny worked as an irrigation foreman for Curbside Landscaping in Savage. Donny lived and breathed fishing and could readily be found in a boat or on the ice. Woodworking was a hobby and he especially enjoyed building fish houses. He enjoyed hunting and sports; he liked the Minnesota Twins but was an avid Vikings fan. Donny could fix anything and if he didn’t have the answer immediately, he would search YouTube until he found it and mastered it. Donny enjoyed nothing more than to help people; he will be sorely missed by his family, his many friends, and his many nieces and nephews.
Donny is survived by his loving wife, Rachael of New Prague; children, Jordan Grinde of Le Sueur, Collin Grinde of Le Sueur, Ryan Coats (Chevelle Hohrman) of Northfield, Courtney Coats of New Prague, Natalie Skogen of New Prague; a granddaughter due in November; parents, Ron (Sherry) Grinde of Richfield; siblings, Jaimie Shandy of Apple Valley, Tammy (Jason) Holicky of Kilkenny, Cassie (Sam) Mather of Bloomington; parents-in-law, Wally & Diana Plekkenpol of New Prague; grandparents, Eleanor Stangler of Faribault, Bette Grinde of Richfield; many nieces and nephews; his favorite canine buddy, Bruno. He is preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Kathy & Vince Morimoto.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Pillar of Grace Church in New Prague with Pastor Chris Flores officiating. Visitation will take place at church from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Refreshments will follow the service at church.