Donald Neubauer, 1935-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Memorial services for Donald R. Neubauer, 82, of Albert Lea will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Private family interment will be at West Freeborn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family beginning at 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Donald Neubauer

Don died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Donald R. Neubauer was born Oct. 9, 1935, to Henry and Velma (Armstrong) Neubauer. He attended school in Wells. On May 16, 1953, Don was united in marriage to Constance (Connie) Hanson. To this union, two children were born, Mike and Cindy.

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Don started working at a very young age helping on the farm. He was employed by Wilson & Co. Foods until April 1, 1968. Don and Connie then bought the gas station, grocery store and cafe on Highway 13 in Manchester, which then became Don and Connie’s and later turned into the bar in Manchester. Don was also a truck driver and later started D & C Greenturf with his wife, Connie, working on golf courses throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa until their retirement.

Don was a member of West Freeborn Lutheran Church for nearly 50 years. Don was a kind and loving person, and was a devoted husband and loved his family dearly.

Don is survived by his children, Mike (Marvel) Neubauer and Cindy (Bill Christianson) Johnson; grandchildren Allison (David) Brooks, Stacey (Tim) Beyer, Lucas (Kacey Pagel) Johnson and Daniel (Dara) Neubauer; great-grandchildren Justin, Kyle, Valin, Alexander, Cali, Cole, Makenzie and Hunter; brother, Ray (Sharon) Neubauer; sisters Alice Hendrickson, Grace Staloch and Rita (Russ) Bathke; sisters-in-law Doris Davis and Becky Neubauer; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Connie; parents, Henry and Velma; great-grandson, Dylan Brooks; brothers Chuck (Doris) Neubauer, Roy (Mickey) Neubauer and Greg Neubauer; in-laws Gerald Hendrickson, Andy Staloch, Phyllis (Everett) Paulson and Harlan Davis;  and father-in-law and mother-in-law Walter and Ardis Hanson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice or donor’s choice.