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Donald W. Tomczik

January 26, 1940 — June 10, 2023

Red Wing

Donald William Tomczik, 83, of Red Wing, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.  He and his twin brother, David, were born on January 26, 1940, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Al and Fern (Jenderseck) Tomczik.  He was a graduate of Cathedral High School and St. Cloud State where he earned BS and MS degrees in Business Education and Spanish.  From 1962-1969 he taught at Upsala, MN.  In 1969 he and his family moved to Red Wing where he taught at Central High School until his retirement in June of 1996.  In 1975 he took courses at the Red Wing Vo-Tech School where he earned certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant II.  From 1976-2001 he was employed in the Emergency Department of St. John’s Regional Health Center and Fairview Red Wing Hospital.  Don was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. He also served on the Grief Ministry Committee.  For 17 years he was employed by Faith in Action as a transportation dispatcher, a job he enjoyed helping seniors and less-fortunate people find a way to various appointments.

Don was an avid gardener, who at one time had a pond with two waterfalls and complete with koi and waterlilies.  Over a particularly busy summer he had eighty-eight pots of flowers along with ground flowers in a rock garden.  He was a music lover who enjoyed opera, Latin music, sacred music and some current pop music.  In earlier years he travelled extensively to Mexico, Aruba and the Caribbean Islands.

Don is survived by his two daughters, Kristi Lynn Reuter (Nick Colón) and Marya Ann Tomczik (Reed Warren) all of Red Wing; two granddaughters, Nicole Elizabeth Reuter (Ryker Schultz) and Kenzi Ann Reuter (Nicholas Greseth) all of Red Wing; great-grandson, Krystian Nickolas Steven Schultz and great-granddaughter, Emilia Lynn Greseth.  He is also survived by his twin brother, David (Dianne) Tomczik and siblings, Kathleen Obler, Robert (Judi) Tomczik, James (Susan) Tomczik and Geralyn (Robert Stack); his former wife, Margaret Tomczik, and many nieces and nephews.  Other survivors are Richard (Carol) Biniek and Walter (Julie) Biniek; and very special nieces and a nephew, of the Gaub family:  David, Sandy, Carole and Renee.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2023 at Church of St. Joseph with Father Brandon Theisen presiding.  Visitation will be for 2 hours prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the columbarium at Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to Faith in Action. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Friday, June 23, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of St. Joseph in Red Wing

435 West 7th Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of St. Joseph in Red Wing

435 West 7th Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

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