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Donita Marie Garza

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Donita Marie Garza Dec. 15, 1955 - Feb. 22, 2014

OWATONNA - Donita Marie Garza, 58, of Owatonna, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Owatonna Hospital in Owatonna, Minnesota.

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She was born December 15, 1955 in Montevideo, Minnesota the daughter of Donald and LuVonne (Doose) Priebe. She graduated from Clara City High School in 1974. In 1982, Donita moved to the Owatonna area. She worked at E.F. Johnson, Brown Printing, Owatonna Tool Company, and most recently Emerson in Waseca. In July of 2000, she married Pete Garza Jr and they made their home in Owatonna.

Donita enjoyed fishing, which she learned from her father, NASCAR, and the Vikings. Donita loved her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and cared for everyone she loved. Her smile and laugh will be missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Pete Garza Jr. of Owatonna; daughter, Heather Turek, and her son, Talon J. Priebe, of Owatonna; son, Don Connor, and his friend, Ashley, of Owatonna; three step children, Chris (and JoAnn) Garza and their children, Alexis and Zach, of Galena, IL, Jeff (and Sandy) Garza and their son, Alexander of Peoria, IL, Tina (and Jason) Hermes and their children, Katie (and Chadd) Swanson and son, Tanner; Sidney, Jayda, Camryn, and Baylee of Dakota Dunes, SD; mother, LuVonne Priebe of Benson, MN; sister, Linda (and Steve) Person and their children, Rochelle, Chris and Zachary, of New London, MN; brother, Don (and Missy) Priebe and their children, Shari, and daughter, Andrea, and Keagan of Janesville, MN.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Priebe, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Michaelson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna.

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