Brian M. McDonald

Age 24, of Holt; born May 30, 1986 in Lansing, Michigan the son of Jeffrey and Colleen McDonald, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by his family following a lifelong courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

Brian was a 2004 Holt High School graduate where he played both baseball and soccer. He attended LCC where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree. He enjoyed being a D.J. at Edru Skate-A-Rama and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.  Brian was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Holt.

He is survived by his loving parents; sister, Melissa (Chris) Winkel; special friend, Julie Davis; niece, Carcyn Winkel; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family members; and, of course, his dog Fritz.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Jack and Connie Murphy, Helen Perry, Velma McDonald, Henrietta Gillette and uncle Dennis Roath.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stephen Grafe officiating. The family will receive family and friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Family will also receive family and friends one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or American Diabetes Association in memory of Brian McDonald.

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Kathy Arbelo
January 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Everyone in Fort Myers has been keeping you in their prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Eventhough we are far away, we are here for you.

Buddy Whitney
January 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Colleen & Jeff,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and so sorry for your loss.
Buddy & Barbara

Laurie, Jim and Kelly Jelenek
January 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

We cannot imagine all the pain and frustration with hopes for a better future. May he be at rest and the family suffering find peace with Brian’s rest. Our prayers are with you and please call if you need anything. God Bless you all.

Dave & Marg Brunswick
January 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

Colleen & Jeff,

Please know that we are sharing in your sorrow at this difficult
time of Brians’ passing. We miss working with you as Ft. Recovery
Equipment. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim Winkel
January 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

Jeff, Colleen and Melissa,

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Brian. It is obvious to anyone who saw you all together that your relationship with Brian was always caring and loving. While this makes the loss so very painful, I hope your closeness and warm memories will bring you comfort. Know that I am thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Dattilo Family
January 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

You are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time, you have our deepest sympathies. We are hurting for you & hoping that fond memories of Brian will ease your pain.

Leona Herrin
January 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

I didn’t know Brian very well but I knew he was a good guy. I went to Edru every week end, and when I would see him up there in the Dj booth doing his thing it would always make me smile! He’s in a better place now, and i just wanted to say that I’m sorry for everyone who was close to him.


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