Aug. 1, 1960-May 20, 2019
COTTONWOOD – Services for Don “Donny” Rye, 58, of Cottonwood will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
He died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls due to complications from aggressive lung cancer.
Don Otto “Donny” Rye was born Aug. 1, 1960, in Marshall, to Donald and Susan (Selinsky) Rye. He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School. Don attended two years at Alexandria Technical and Community College for computer programming. He worked as a programmer for Walman in Minneapolis. In 1991, he moved with his family to Cottonwood. For the last 20 plus years he has been working for Fagen Engineering in Granite Falls. Don was an active member of Living Word Lutheran Church. Previously he was a member and confirmation teacher at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. He enjoyed home projects and served as a facilitator for Beginning Experience in Marshall. Don enjoyed socializing with family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed good natured debate or a lively chat. He enjoyed his cats and was especially fond of spoiling his 2-year- old granddaughter, Lydia.
He is survived by his son, Michael (and Terren) Rye of New Hope; granddaughter Lydia, daughter, Jennifer Rye (and fiancé Cameron Faller) of Clarkfield; siblings, Mike (and Bonnie) Rye of Battle Lake, Carolyn (and Doug) Proehl of Winthrop, Margaret (and Steve) Loveless of Minneapolis, Suzette Rye of Hastings, David (and Monica) Rye of Carthridge, IL; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Susan Rye.
Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors