Donald Paul Lotz, age 68 of Karlstad, MN passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly, December 6, 2021, in Denton TX with family by his side.
Don was born December 24, 1952, in Minneapolis MN, where he lived until his graduation from West High School.
He was a soft spoken, quiet man who loved to tease and joke. He could have an entire conversation with only ever using two words, yep and huh.
Don was the oldest of four; a brother who always watched out for his siblings, was kind and inclusive.
Don held jobs ranging from paper carrier in Minneapolis, to wrangler at Camp Voyager, to sheet rocker in Hibbing MN, to his life-long career as an over-the-road trucker. He made many friends across the USA and Canada.
Don tried his hardest to be a good father, brother, uncle, and son.
He is preceded in death by mother Renee Landwehr Lotz Murphy and father William Donald Lotz.
Survived by: Children, Lisa Adolphson of St. Paul MN, Jerry (Stepheny) Lotz of Pine City MN, Brandon (Melissa) Lotz of Braham MN, Sarah Lotz of Shakopee MN, Gina Lotz of Forest Lake MN. Siblings, Cynthia (David) Ritchey of Fergus Falls MN, Francey (Mike) Tinsley of Coon Rapids, MN, John (Natalie) Landwehr of Corinth TX. Many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held January 5, 2022, from 5-7PM at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Located at 10506 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
In remembrance of Don, please wear jeans, as that was his favorite thing to wear.
The facility requires face masks to enter, due to Covid-19.