Saturday, November 21, 2009

Don Milanowski

We have some sad news to report. Our friend and fellow rider Don Milanowski passed away this morning of a heart attack. It was very sudden and needless to say very surprising.
Don was a strong rider, always finishing near the front of every team ride and JDRF event. He completed century rides in both Whitefish in 2007 and Death Valley in 2008.
But more then a good rider he was a good friend. Don's wife Linda and Mary have been friends since high school. In fact, Linda was the Maid of Honor in our wedding. We've known Don since he and Linda were dating. We watched as they built a great life together with three lovely children, Nathen, Max and Ellie. We got together with them on many occasions as couples and as families. Don and Linda were great fun to be around. Don will be missed terribly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Don's funeral will be in Holland on Wednesday, visitation will be Tuesday afternoon and evening. Details will be in Sunday's Grand Rapids Press.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

My heart is just.....hurting. Love to Linda and the kids. Anything we can do, just say the word.

MC said...

My thoughts are w[ Linda and his family and friends. So sad. I'm so sorry.

Nicole said...

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday November 25, 2009 at The Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland 300 North 168th Ave. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Northwood Chapel Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home 295 Douglas Ave. Holland, MI.

Katie said...

Very sad and Don will be missed.

Thoughts go out to his family.

Chad said...

Wow, very, very sad news. Thoughts and prayers to Linda and the kids.

J D Stone said...

Shocked and sadened by Don's death. He was a good friend to all who had the privilege to ride alongside.

Thoughts and prayers to his family for this tragic loss.