NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial for Donnavan E. Pflanz, 92, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Oct. 28, at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph. Rev. James Kunz will be the celebrant.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service, at the Home for Funerals, Randolph.
The Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.
Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals, Randolph.
Donnavan E. Pflanz died Oct. 22, 2021, at the Madison House, Norfolk.
Donnavan Edward was born June 10, 1929, in Belden, to Edward and Mabel (Fish) Pflanz. He graduated from Belden High School in 1946. Donnavan married Rosemary Bernadine Lenhoff April 17, 1951, at St.
Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph. The couple made their home near Randolph, where they farmed for over 40 years, until 1992. They retired and moved into Randolph, and in 2009, he moved into the Madison House, Norfolk.
Donnavan was a member of St. Frances Catholic Church, Randolph, and a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 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, 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, Wahoo; Nancy and Mike Moser, Randolph; Shirley and Dave Danahy, Lincoln; Diane and Russell Doffin, Hoskins; and Jane and Paul German, Cozad; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and sister, Virginia Magden, Sioux City, Iowa.
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.