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.