Don Limburg
(1936 - 2010)

Don Limburg

September 28, 1936

March 23, 2010

Dad was a hard-working, creative, generous, humorous, and loving person. While he had a stand-up-and-fight attitude, he was also the best listener a family member or friend could want. We can not emphasize enough how lucky we were to have had him as a father. We will miss him greatly.

Dad grew up and went to school in Milwaukee. Then he and Mom decided to leave the cold weather and settle in northern California. They lived in San Jose for 40 years, where they raised our family and where dad worked first as a social worker and then for 25 years as director of the Odd Fellows & Rebecca Children’s Home in Gilroy. They then lived in Davis near Dave and his family for just over two years, and then in Los Angeles near LeeAnn and her family for the two months prior to his death.

Dad passed away after a three-year bout with Parkinson’s Disease on March 23, 2010. We and our mom were at his side. He was ready to move on given the continuous sleepy condition he found himself in during the last few months of his life. It was this readiness to move on, in combination with pneumonia, that finally took him from us.

His request upon passing was to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered into an “open” space (his parting touch of humor given his claustrophobia). We spread his ashes at sea on the 3rd of April from a small chartered boat near the town of Malibu, California.

Please use this web site to share your thoughts, memories, stories, or pictures of our dad with us and each other.

Love, Dave and LeeAnn

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Don will be sorely missed. He was a joy to be around with his wicked sense of humor and genuine interest in people. Even as a young girl I could see the joy and pride he took in his children. My heart goes out to his family. I will always remember his fish pond and & the battles he had with wildlife over his coi.
Karen LaPlante (Shuell) (school friend of Lee's)
April 9th, 2010
I am so sad that he is gone. I am going to miss him so very much. I cannot put into words the love and fun we have shared over the years. He will always be in my heart and prayers.

Marilyn Cychosz sister

Marilyn Cychosz (Sister)
April 7th, 2010
I am so sad to hear Uncle Don is no longer in your lives. I pray that God holds all of you close as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, brother, grampa, friend.
Donna Thorson (neice)
April 6th, 2010
Don went above and beyond as a host whenever we came out to visit. I will always think of him when I see a blue/white volkswagon. I wonder if he ever told Marion that when she went to work we went for ice cream. Love and miss you Uncle!
Arlene Buttke (Niece and Goddaughter)
April 2nd, 2010
I really, really liked Don. My sister Cindy married Dave Limburg, so I was very fortunate to spend many family visits and holidays with Don. When I think of Don, I think of his quick wit, his playful sarcasm and that mischievous twinkle in his eye. His sense of humor definitely kept you on your toes, but there was always a warmth to his teasing... he gave you the feeling that the more he kidded you, the more he liked you. And I especially admired the relationship I witnessed between him and Dave. There was such a nice balance between their father/son realtionship and the two of them just being buddies. I know I speak for the Corrigan side of the family when I say he embraced and welcomed us all, he was very well liked and respected, and he will be sorely missed.
Gary Corrigan (daughter in laws brother)
March 29th, 2010
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"Please accept condolences from the entire Michor family. Through the years, we have shared so many big moments with Uncle Don along with many little everyday things. He made our lives together so special. We will love him forever. Niece and famil"
Diane Michor
April 9th, 2010
"We send our condolences to Don's family and many friends. His gentle and smiling presence made Feather Place a better street and neighborhood. He was a very special man; we miss him. Our prayers are with you all. Diane Barnhart and Al Remmers"
Diane Barnhart
April 7th, 2010
"i can not tell you how great this man was he made me the person i am today god bless"
k.c. adams
March 31st, 2010
"Don was a good friend for more than 35 years. Lots of good memories of trips, eating German food. We miss his humor and kindness."
Ray & Harryette Shuell
March 30th, 2010
"We loved Don and will miss him very much. We always enjoyed the time we had together and had a tinge of sadness that the distance between us made visits so infrequent. Don was a model husband, dad,in-law & socialworker. Don, thanks one more time for"
Marsha and Charley Striley
March 29th, 2010
"Don will always be remembered in our hearts. I will miss you especially your joking and pranks. Love and Prayers to the family. Karen Cychosz"
Karen Cychosz
March 28th, 2010
"You were the best example of how to be a generous person,loving spouse and incredible parent. I will miss you so much."
Lee Wilson
March 27th, 2010
"Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He will be missed very much. We enjoyed visiting with him and your mom when they lived in our neighborhood. OUr prayers are with you at this time. Steve, Patty, Erika and Krista Gustafson"
Steve Gustafson
March 27th, 2010
"We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Love to everyone and thank you for sharing all of the pictures through the years."
Sally, Tim, Madeline, Mitchell & Melanie Reynolds
March 27th, 2010

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