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.

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Scott Zeiher

Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family God bless you all.

Annie Kelnhofer

I’m so so sorry

Kathy Rumsey

Rachel & Family – I am so sorry to hear of your
loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all!
Love you! Aunt Kathy

Derek Foster

O man I am blown away by the news! We only talked a little here and there the last few years but back in the day we sure had a lot of fun. You will be missed.

Travis Denis

Donnie i am still stunned at hearing this… We had some damn good times and I’ll neber forget them or u. Keep rippin lips brother….. You will be greatly missed

isabell may


Gerrod Schultz

My deepest sympathy goes to the Grinde family as Donny is an amazing person, always willing to lend a hand when needed, took charge of any situation and made the best of the day no matter the difficulties he faced.
My heart is heavy with the loss of Donny- a friend, a coworker and a brother at heart. He will be deeply missed.
May your days be long and the fish always biting……

Julie Volz Johnson

Oh Sherry & Ron, I am so deeply saddened for your loss, my prayers for you all!

Tara Erickson

Sending our deepest sympathy to all of Donny’s family & friends. Our hearts are broken at the sudden loss of our dear friend. We love you Collin & Jordan!

RIP DONNY BROSCO, We Love You Man! You will live on in our hearts & memories forever! ~Jake, Tara, Allison, Morgan & Talen

Sheila Oberfoell

So so very sorry for the loss of Donny way to young, sending love prayers peace, RIP Amen.

Joanne Graff

My heart goes out to the young Grinde boys. My thoughts are with all of his family; Courtney, I’m thinking of you girl! I hope you can stay strong and take care of those little guys back here in LeSueur. Love you!