Iverson-Kassian Funeral Services

In Loving Memory...

Donald Manasterski

Donald Manasterski, age 73, resident of Brocket, ND, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.


Donald Lee Sam Manasterski was born July 24, 1944 at Cando, ND, the son of Samuel and Tillie (Evoniuk) Manasterski.  He was raised and educated in the Brocket area and graduated Lakota High School with the class of 1964.  He then farmed with his parents and other area farmers.  Donn was drafted into the U.S. Army on August 24, 1965.  He served in Vietnam and was trained in aircraft armament repair.  He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Sharpshooter Medal (rifle M-14); which enabled him to serve as a gunner for helicopters and drivers.  He was honorably discharged on August 10, 1967 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class.  Donn returned to Brocket, where he worked at the Jacobson Grocery Store, and also continued farming with his parents and assisted with neighboring farmers, which he did for many years.  He also worked construction in Devils Lake.  Donn continued living at home, as he helped care for his parents in their later years.  Most recently, Donn worked for John & Lisa at Dusty Roads Bar & Grill in Brocket, where he loved meeting people and enjoying the company of his friends.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, wood working, reading, and most of all, he loved spending time with all of his many friends; he also loved children.


Donn will be missed by his 5 siblings, Joyce Bratsven of Fairchild, WI, John (Lois) Manasterski of Waupaca, WI, Helen Cronce of Fairbanks, AK, LaVon Senger and Bonnie Jennings, both of Breezy Point, MN; many nieces & nephews, and all of his friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ann Farley; brothers-in-law, Chuck Bratsven, Dan Senger, Jerry Jennings, and Don Cronce; 8 nephews, Russell & Randy Manasterski, Ron, Dave & Sam Anheluk, Steve Cronce, Dan Senger Jr., and Luke Cronce;

and also a niece, Tracy Cronce.


The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Lakota, ND, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  The Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Steven J. Meyer.  Music will be provided by the St. Mary Church Choir.  Interment will be private at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Brocket, ND.  The casketbearers will be Rodney Bratsven, David Senger, Mark Senger, Timothy Senger, John Wightman, and Steve Gibson.  Military honors will be accorded by the Rundell-Holicky American Legion Post #21 of Lakota, and the ND Military Funeral Honors Team.  Visitation will be held at the Church on Wednesday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Vigil and Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the Church on Thursday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Posted Condolences:


Donnie was a kind and gentle man who could always make you smile.  He had a heart of gold, and will be missed by many.

Kristy Moilanen Tronson


Donnie was a very special person and one of my special classmates from 1964.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Cindy Fredrickson Guenthner


Dear Bonnie and family,
We were saddened to learn of Donnie's passing and would like to send our thoughts and prayers.  Though I remember little bits about him as a youngster growing up, most of my knowledge of Donnie was acquired from Jerry; but, I have seen him many years at Stump Lake and other events.  He lived a very full life and had a lot of friends and a lot of activities he enjoyed.  Our sympathies are with your family at this time.

Mike and Glenda Deplazes


To all of Donnie's Family and Friends you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Donnie has been a great friend to my family. Donnie and my brother Andrew (Andy) Paulson were great friends they did a lot for each other. Donnie I know Andy will be there with open arms to greet you at the Golden Gates with two horses so the two of you can ride off into the sunset.
Donnie it's been my pleasure to have had you as my friend for over 30 years and your neighbor for the last 8 years. JK and I will truly miss you my friend give my brother Andrew (Andy) Paulson a hug for me.
God Speed

Jeffrey Kobow and Denise Davis


My deepest sympathy to the family.  Your brother was a good friend to our family in Brocket.

Gail Honkola Klein


Donald served with my dad in Vietnam and they were close friends afterwards even though they lived states away.  After my dad passed, I lost contact and have been looking for him ever since.  My dad always told me of the great adventures that they had together.  It saddens my heart that I couldn't have connected with him before he passed.  God bless you all.

William Patterson, Bremen, Indiana





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