Donald A. Vouk, 77
Dec. 1, 1942-Oct. 2, 2020
Donald A. Vouk, age 77, of St. Joseph, died Friday, Oct. 2 at his home. His funeral was held Friday, Oct. 9 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen. The Revs. Ronald Weyrens and Robert Harren concelebrated. Burial was in the St. Stephen Parish Cemetery.
Vouk was born Dec. 1, 1942 to Roy and Monica (Skaj) Vouk in St. Cloud. He married Donna M. Court on Aug. 3, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. He honorably served his country for eight years in the Minnesota National Guard. Vouk proudly farmed his families’ Century Dairy Farm in St. Joseph. He played concertina for the Minnesota Dutchmen for more than 25 years. He was also a member of the Greater Minnesota Two-Cylinder Club and St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Vouk was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family. He was a man of many abilities and talents. He was an excellent musician and also enjoyed restoring old cars and tractors. He was most proud of his 1964 Chevrolet Impala that he was able to restore. Vouk had a builder’s mind and enjoyed welding and creating things. He never seemed to need a set of plans for his creations, just his vision. He will be remembered for his good sense of humor, quick wit and friendly smirk.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Donna; children, Robert “Bob” (Shelley), Timothy “Tim,” Gary (Kathy) and Brian (Stephanie); grandchildren, Nancy, April, Jane (Will), Neil, Lindsay (Dean), Sydney, Jacob, Katelyn, Matthew, Jessica, Nathan, Jonathan, Mackenzie and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Kyrsten, Kloey, Kamryn, Kai, Nevaeh, Leander, Bristol, Griffin, Arlo and Ace; his beloved dog, Tye; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Vouk was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delphine (Romie) Palmersheim; and nephew, Kenneth Palmersheim.
A special thank you to the staff of CentraCare Hospice, especially to his nurse, Stephanie, for their loving and compassionate care of Donald.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.