Don was born on November 25, 1941 and his soul passed to God on July 21, 2018.
He joined his beloved wife Fran in ETERNAL PEACE AND REST.
Don was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in Kankakee, Illinois.
He received his BA in business from the University of Notre Dame, his
M.B.A. from Loyola University and was awarded the C.P.A. certificate in 1971.
He was drafted into the Army in 1965 and honorably discharged in 1967.
He spent all of his adult life in corporate finance and accounting.
His parents and the Catholic Church properly instructed Don
that all people are children of God: they have a soul, dignity, and spirit
and freedom. As an adolescent, he looked around and saw the “crucification of the
others” and was frankly quite terrified and alarmed. From the age
of 16 until 29 he lived in an alcoholic haze.
In 1968 an angel of God sent Fran into Don’s life. They were married in
1971 and were together properly until Fran died in April 2007 and
Don was left alone with his demon furies. Fran truly saved Don from the
L-o-n-g, d-a-r-k, c-o-l-d, n-i -g-h-t-s so he did not fall into the abyss.
Don and Fran joined the Neocatechumel Way at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in
2000. They found peace, rest and the mercy of Christ Risen. After Fran died and
was properly buried in 2007 Don learned what it was to experience God’s love
And mercy as he cried out in his grief and pain.
Fran sent her dear friend, Sandy Skinner into Don’s life; she knew that Don could not
deal with his demon furies by himself, but would need Sandy, who is a good
Christian woman to give Don some peace and rest. Sandy’s
Christian ministry of professional psychological help and assistance
to people who suffered greatly and was an inspiration to Don to persevere.
Don spent the rest of his life announcing that the Kingdom of God was near.
It was through the Church and the Neocatechumel Way that Don was
able to start writing his love poems/ truth poems for all of the holy
families. The poems started being formed in 1958: the same year
that he left the United States- the Country of his birth.
When Don passed to eternal peace and rest he knew:
That he would lose all his sensitivities and finally
Get to San Francisco to wear some flowers in his hair.