Donald Streitz

June 13, 1931 – Feb. 3, 2019

Donald C. Streitz, 87,

passed away in his home

on Sunday, February 3,

after a lengthy battle with

failing health.

Donald Charles Streitz

was born to Hubert and

Rose (Reihle) Streitz on

June 13, 1931 in rural

Renville County. He at-

tended elementary school

in rural Renville County

and attended high school

at St. Leo’s Catholic

School in Minot, graduat-

ing in May of 1948.

Donald married Gwen

Anderson on February 2,

1952. They lived on a

farm near Foxholm, ND,

where they raised their

five children.

Donald was a member

of St. Mary’s Catholic

Church in Foxholm, its

Knights of Columbus

group, its Holy Name So-

ciety and participated in

the life of the church for

many years. He also

served his community as

a member of various or-

ganizations including Ci-

tizens United to Save the

Valley and the Carpio

School Board.

Donald was a farmer all

his life. His focus in life

was Faith, Family and

Friends. He was an avid

sports fan, spending

countless hours cheering

on his children, grand-

children and all area

youth at sports activities.

Donald enjoyed hunting,

fishing and playing cards.

He had many wonderful

friendships throughout

his lifetime.

Gwen passed away in

August of 1994. Donald

was joined in marriage to

June Gaydos on October

9, 1999. Donald and June

lived in Minot and contin-ued to enjoy time spent

with family and friends.

They were members of

Our Lady of Grace Cathol-

ic Church in Minot.

Donald is survived by:

His wife, June; 5 children,

Steven (Paulette) Streitz,

Minot, Barbara (Cory)

Jones, Fargo, Michael

(Jeanne) Streitz, Coving-

ton, KY, James (Martina)

Streitz, Anaheim, CA and

Joel Streitz, Bismarck; 4

stepsons, Mike (Marty)

Gaydos, Lino Lake, MN,

David (Michelle) Gaydos,

Inver Grove Heights, MN,

Mark (Karen) Gaydos,

Bismarck and Robert (Tif-

fany) Gaydos, Minot; 8

grandchildren and 5 step

grandchildren who

brought much joy to his

life, Sarah Streitz, Bloom-

ington, MN, Kevin Streitz

(Sarah), Minot, Brian

(Becky) Streitz, Roseville,

MN, Lisa (Pete) Schlater,

Dayton, OH, Jason (Ro-

byn) Jones, Otsego, MN,

Jill (Ronnie) Schneider,

Fargo, Sister Mary Ruth

Jones, Lincoln, NE, Ericka

Rios Streitz, Anaheim,

CA, Katie Mickelson,

White Bear Lake, MN,

Kevin Gaydos, Minneapo-lis, MN, Hannah Gaydos,

Ankeny, IA, Stephen Gay-

dos, Bismarck and Crystal

Gaydos, Bismarck. Donald

was also richly blessed

with 16

great-grandchildren and 1


Donald was preceded

in death by his first wife,

Gwen; his parents; broth-

ers, LeRoy (Ruth) Streitz,

Jerome (Madelein) Streitz

and his infant brother

Charles; sisters, Irma and

Eileen; and his grand-

daughter, Julie Marie


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Saturday, February 9,

2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Our

Lady of Grace Catholic

Church, Minot, ND.

Interment: Will take

place in the spring at St.

Mary’s Catholic Cemetery,

Foxholm, ND.

Visitation: Friday from

4 to 7 p.m. followed by a

Vigil Prayer Service and

Recitation of the Holy

Rosary at 7:00 pm, all at

Our Lady of Grace Cathol-

ic Church, Minot, ND.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers and plants,

memorials are preferred

to the Our Lady of Grace

Food Pantry.

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