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Donald G. Brees, Sr.

August 9, 2016

Emmett—Donald G. Brees, Sr. 82, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Sabetha Manor.

He was born August 20, 1933 on a farm near Emmett the son of William H. and Julia M. Bahner Brees.  Don graduated from Emmett High School.

Donald was a farmer and rancher most of his life.  He was a member of the Emmett United Methodist Church, a past member of NFO and had served on the township board.

He was united in marriage to Joye E. Davin; they shared 46 years of marriage.  Joye preceded him in death on February 4, 2007.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son, Douglas G. Brees on September 27, 2003 and a sister Carolyn Brees McDowell on July 6, 1988.

Survivors include his son, Donald, Jr. his wife and family Joann, Dalton, Brett and Brody and  great-grandchild, Harlei; his son, David, his wife and family Cindy, Breanna and Jacob; his daughter, Dana Michael, her husband and family, Garrett, Payton, Preston and Paxton; his brother, William (Alice) Brees.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the Adrian Cemetery.  Mr. Brees will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, August 15, 2016 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the Emmett United Methodist Church, Grace Hospice or the Sabetha Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.


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25 thoughts on “Donald G. Brees, Sr.

  1. Have many good memories of Don, as we sat next to each other in band during our school years. May the good Lord bless and keep the entire family.

  2. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May your memories of him help bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. To the family of Don Brees, Sr.
    My sincere sympathies in your loss of Don. I knew him through my place of business in Rossville. He was a very kind and honest man to work with. I appreciated knowing him.
    Steve Gee

  4. Bree’s family,

    Deepest sympathy upon hearing of your loss. Your dad used to help my Grandma sometimes on her farm. She would bake him pies. He will be remembered as a kind, caring person.

  5. To Donald’s family and Bill & Alice, you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. . Don was such a good guy and will be missed. God bless!

  6. Bill, Alice, and all of Don’s family members, you have our deepest sympathy. He was a good man and will be missed. God bless you all.

  7. My condolences to the family for your loss. May the God of all comfort give peace to each of you as we await the day when Jesus calls for those in the memorial tombs to come out . (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; John 5:28,29)

  8. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful guy. Always loved visiting with him as he drove by our house to go work a field. We’re sure Don and Joye are dancing together again. Truly good people. God Bless you all.

  9. All my prayers and love to all of you. Donnie was a great friend to us and always to Kenny. My heart is sad but my memories are great. All my love you kids and your family. Love, Vicki

  10. Don, David, and Dana,

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad was always such a gentleman. Could always count on looking up into the bleachers and seeing him at all of our activities at good ‘ol EGS. Please know you have my sincerest sympathy.

    Shelly (Stockman) Rezac

  11. We are so fortunate to have a Uncle such as you. As a child I have so many family memories of visiting you and your family especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I learned a lot from you and your family, especially how important it is to spend family time together. I would not have a big toe nail left if it wasn’t for you doing surgery on it, with a drill, when I stubbed it on the stairs. Our spirits and memories will always remain with you and your family, Uncle Don.

  12. Please accept our families sincere sympathy in the loss of Donnie Brees. He and his family have been long time neighbors and friends of our family for years. May He Rest In Peace.
    The Families of,
    Jake & Pearl Jacobsen
    Dale, Carolyn Jacobsen & family
    Sis & Wilbur Stum, Jr. & family

  13. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss of your dad. We hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew him. We have so many wonderful memories of him. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mick & Jennifer & family

  14. Such a loss once again for our community. Donald is and always will be an active individual & will be sadly missed by family & friends. He is with his family in heaven now. Sympathy to the family.

  15. We are so sorry to hear of Donalds’ passing. He was a special person and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. You all have our sympathy and prayers. May God shine His Holy Grace upon you at this time in your lives. God Bless you

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