Donatus Arthur Dewald was born on August 24, 1944 in Macklin, Saskatchewan to Pete and Rose Dewald. He was the oldest of 11 children and attended the Edenview School. Don met Marie Wiesner and they were married on June 28, 1965. Together, they farmed north of Cactus Lake where they also raised their four children, Michelle, Nancy, Dean, and Melinda. They retired from farming in 2008 and moved into Denzil.
Don was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed watching all of their extra curricular activities. As his family grew, this turned into a full-time job. Although busy with family, Don always found time to spend with his other loves; chuckwagon races and rodeos. He spent countless hours driving, judging, and cheering on the drivers. Don also enjoyed spending his time at the casino and playing countless hours of canasta with friends and family.
In addition to his immediate family, extended family was very important, particularly his siblings and their children. Don was also well known for inviting many others into his family throughout his life. If anyone needed a family, he would be sure to bring them in.
Don’s faith was evident through the example of the way he lived. He will be incredibly missed.
Surrounded by his family, Don passed away on April 12, 2022 at the age of 77 years at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after a brief battle with complications due to Covid.
Don will be forever remembered by his wife of 57 years, Marie, children, Michelle (Gerard) and their children, Carissa (Chris) and children, Charley, Cayd, & Cash, Eva Mae (Cody) and children, Bently, Zander, & Jaxon, Tanner (Jordyn) and Teah; Nancy and her children, Courtney and Carson; Melinda (Troy) and their children, Aiden and Tynan; Dean (Andrea) and their children, Denny and Walker; brothers, Ken (Marlene), Edwin (Donna), Jim (Margaret), Fred (Jen), and Jackie; sisters, Joanne (Gary), Donna (Don), Annette (Kip); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Rose Dewald, brother, Arnold; sister, Mildred; nephew, Jody.
A vigil service for Don will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Denzil, Saskatchewan with interment to follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Macklin, Saskatchewan.
For those unable to attend in person, a live stream of the Mass of Christian Burial will be available through the Gregory's Funeral Home Inc. website.