Donny S. Van Gundy

Born: Sun., Jul. 27, 1980
Died: Sat., Oct. 18, 2008

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Donny S. Van Gundy, 28 years of age of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin passed away on October 18, 2008 at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center.

Donny was born on July 27, 1980 in St. Croix Falls to parents, Donny G. Van Gundy and Marilyn (Fox) Van Gundy.

Donny grew up in Balsam Lake, WI where he graduated from Unity High School in 1998.  Soon after graduating Donny started working with his step-father at Direct Forest Products in the hardwood lumber industry.  He enjoyed working in the hardwood industry and was currently employed at Balsam Mill Works in New Richmond, Wisconsin.  On the weekends Donny was able to fulfill his true passion and do what he really loved.  That passion was singing in a rock band and Donny was the lead singer of Maximum Dosage a local rock band.   In his free time he enjoyed playing poker, volleyball, softball, singing, shooting pool, building things and watching horror movies.

It was always Donny's dream to meet his hero.  His hero was his father that he lost when he was only 3 months of age.  We all find comfort in knowing that he is now getting to know the father he has wanted to know.

He is preceded in death by his father, Donny G. Van Gundy, paternal grandfather, LaVerne Van Gundy, maternal grandparents, Ruby and Vern Fox, aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Gurtner and her husband Duane of Balsam Lake, sisters, Erica and Paige Gurtner, grandmother, Iona Van Gundy, Luck, WI, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends as well as some very special close friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake.  Rev. Diane Norstad will officiate the service.  Music will be provided by Dorene Hendrickson and Suz Thomson.

Casketbearers will be Ricky Fox, Joe L'Allier, Arnie Dojan, Mike D'Agostino, Desi Armstrong, Brandon Scheuer, Jason Short and Andy Bayle.

Visitation will be held at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria on Wednesday from 4 - 7 P.M. and then again at the church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M.

Donny will be laid to rest next to his father at the Milltown Cemetery following the funeral service.  A luncheon will be served at the church following the cemetery service.

Kolstad Family Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Dave Biljan
To Marilyn and all my dear friends- I was shocked and saddened to hear of Donny's passing. I don't know if he told you, but I met him for the first time as an adult over the July 4th weekend. What a sincerely kind and nice man. He asked me about his dad and I, and if I had any tapes of us singing.
I found out too late for the funeral, but I will be at the benefit.
All my love and sympathies to each of you. God Bless- Dave

Ryan Peterson
Duane, Marilyn and Family,

My heart goes out to all of you! Donnie was a very special talented young man and will be sadly missed. I will miss his smile as he used to come in to Holiday when I was working.

Deepest Sympathy,

Ryan & Diana Peterson
Briana and Zachary

Paul and Maria Gorne
Our hearts break for you. We are praying for strength for you all.
You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Paula Pittman
I am extremely saddened by the loss of such a genuine guy. Donny was one of a kind. He had such a big heart...he will truly be missed by many and our lives will never be the same.

For over 8 years i thoroughly enjoyed watching him along side my husband rock out~such passion for music.

My heart goes out to his family, friends, and fans.

Moni & Laurie Pittman
We so many good good memories of Donny during our time with Dosage. They will never be forgotten. Donny will live on in our hearts as a special person in our lives that we are so glad to have shared that time with. Miss you Donny !

Jeanne Fisher
I will remember every memory of every show that I went to. Have to love Balsam lake days and camping all weekend long> I have so many memories with Donny I wish everyone was as blessed as I was to know donny in many ways from volleyball, watching the packers play, the band, and just hanging out and partying like rockstars likek we always did...I Love You Donny!!!

Chad Walker
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has had the priviledge of knowing Donny. I spent a good majority of my teenage years with Donny, and Marilyn and I will always cherish the memories we shared together. We love you Donny, say Hi to your Dad for us! Love Chad, Jean, C.J. and Aliyah

Carol Brotzler
I will truely miss you Donny. You were one of my great friends. The years that we had together I will never forget. You were a great friend. I will never forget playing cards with you. Going to Stars and Strips and you singing karaoke and letting me pick your songs (limited though lol). I will miss you kissing me on my forhead whenever I saw you or when you would walk by. I will never forget your hugs and your smile. You will always be in my heart and mind. I will always love you.

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