Welcome to the memorial page for

Donovan John Nagel

May 2, 1936 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 81)

Donovan Nagel, age 81, of Preston, MN, died peacefully from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Gundersen Harmony Care Center in Harmony, MN.

Burial will be 12:30 P.M. at the Greenleafton Cemetery in Greenleafton, MN prior to the service.  Memorial Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Greenleafton Reformed Church with Pastor Roger Lokker officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Preston, MN, and 1 hr. prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Donovan John Nagel was born May 2, 1936 in York Township, MN to Norris and Doris (Wissing) Nagel. He attended and graduated from Preston High School in 1954. On October 12, 1957 he was united in marriage to Joyce Prinsen at the Greenleafton Reformed Church. 

Don was a lifelong member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church and had a love for singing; even being a part of the Greenleafton Dutch Trio. He loved hobby farming, golfing, fishing, wood working, and drinking coffee every morning with his friends. Don had a love for sports of all kinds, especially watching sporting events for Preston High School and Fillmore Central High School. Don loved his family; his kids and grandkids were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his wife Joyce; children: Ann (Gene) Smith of Preston, MN, and Todd (Mari Jo) Nagel of Harmony, MN; grandchildren: Bradley (Laura), Michael, Kyle, Alex (Miriah), Stephanie (Josh), and Justin; great-grandchildren: Carson, Rylan, Braylee, and Abbylynn; brother Jerry (Judy) Nagel of Preston, MN; sister Carol (John) Overland of Lanesboro, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur, and sister MaryLou.

 Service Information

July 23, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home - Thauwald Chapel Preston, MN
157 Fillmore St. W., P.O. Box 54
Preston, MN 55965

Memorial Service
July 24, 2017

2:00 PM
Greenleafton Reformed Church
15502 County 9
Preston, MN 55965

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