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Published March 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Robert C. Donahe

Robert C. Donahe, 76, formerly Wahpeton, ND, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his lake home on West McDonald Lake, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 2:00 PM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND, with Rev. Dale Lagodinski as celebrant. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 PM to 6 PM with a 5 PM Prayer Vigil at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Military Honors will be conducted by Wahpeton Military Honor Unit. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton, in the spring.

Robert was born January 25, 1937 at Ellendale, ND, the son of Robert F. and Hazel (Norby) Donahe. He grew up and attended school in Ellendale, working with his father at Donahe Shoe Service. He entered the US Army and served in Germany as a medic. After his Honorable Discharge he returned to Ellendale and continued to help his father and also work for the Standard Station. It was at this time he started work in police work, starting part-time, which began his 30 year career in Law Enforcement.

Robert C. Donahe

Robert C. Donahe, 76, formerly Wahpeton, ND, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his lake home on West McDonald Lake, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 2:00 PM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND, with Rev. Dale Lagodinski as celebrant. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4 PM to 6 PM with a 5 PM Prayer Vigil at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Military Honors will be conducted by Wahpeton Military Honor Unit. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton, in the spring.

Robert was born January 25, 1937 at Ellendale, ND, the son of Robert F. and Hazel (Norby) Donahe. He grew up and attended school in Ellendale, working with his father at Donahe Shoe Service. He entered the US Army and served in Germany as a medic. After his Honorable Discharge he returned to Ellendale and continued to help his father and also work for the Standard Station. It was at this time he started work in police work, starting part-time, which began his 30 year career in Law Enforcement.

Robert was united in marriage to Peggy Rattei on June 17, 1967 at Ellendale, ND, at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Ellendale. The couple lived in Ellendale until 1969 when they moved to Wahpeton, ND, where Robert worked for the Wahpeton Police Department for 10 years. He then started employment with NDSCS as a police officer, working until 1991. In his retirement they spent much more time at the lakes. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Robert is survived by his wife Peggy, son Noel, Wahpeton; and his sister, Mary Jean (Jack) Prueher, Coon Rapids, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Donna.

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