Donald R. Savat, 86, formerly of New Ulm, completed his circle of life in his home in Winona on December 18, 2009, with his family around him.
Don is survived by his wife, Charlotte, son, Mike (Sue) Savat of Winona, daughter, Mary Savat of Manassas, VA, sister, Jo Peterson of Pickney, MI. He has four beloved grandchildren, Jake and Alle Savat and Lindsay and Jackie Savat. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Bud, Cecil, Severin, and Zoa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard. Visitation will be 3 - 6 p.m. Monday and from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnsota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.