Submitted by his wife‚ children‚ and grandchildren
Don Billig was the center of his family‚ his friends‚ his fire family‚ and his community. He died in the line of duty on October 27‚ 2003‚ while responding to a smoking generator call. He was killed by an alleged drunk driver while replacing a barricade in a construction zone.
Don was an 18+-year member of the St. Cloud Volunteer Division‚ he was Assistant Chief for the department at the time of his death. His dedication to the department was always priority. He rarely missed a call and he never missed a meeting of any kind.
He was a wonderful husband‚ a very caring and special dad‚ and a spectacular grandpa to his two grandkids whom he loved dearly.
He was a wonderful friend to many on the department‚ at the V.A. hospital where he worked for over 27 years‚ and to all he knew as friends.
He enjoyed trips to the Boundary Waters canoe area with many friends‚ his son‚ wife‚ and his two son-in-laws. He had annual fishing trips with his best friends every June. He loved boating and tubing with the family. He was always willing to try new things as well.
He enjoyed spending as much time with his family as he could whether it be watching a football game on Sunday‚ birthdays‚ holidays‚ or just visiting. He seldom missed a day where he didn’t call to check and see how his grandkids were. When he saw the grandkids his whole face would light up. His love for everyone was so deep. He was always there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.
He was devoted to his wife of 22 years‚ Lou Ann‚ his children Jenny‚ husband Darrell‚ and grandkids Miranda and Tyler. Daughter Heather‚ her husband Mike‚ and baby on the way. Son‚ Brandon and girlfriend Kim.
He also leaves behind his mother Irene‚ brother Dave‚ sisters Lawrene and Margo‚ along with all of their spouses and children. He has reunited in heaven with his dad Larry who died in november of 1994 whom he missed dearly.
We will never forget about him‚ he touched so many lives and he will always be in our hearts.