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Jay Don

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On May 15, 2019 @ 12:59 pm In 2019,Obituaries | 5 Comments

WEB Jay Don

On July 2, 1976, Michael & Beth Don celebrated the birth of their son, Jamie (Jay) Seth Don.  Jay was the oldest of two boys and loved growing up in Brookeville, Maryland with his brother, Ethan.  As a boy, Jay was very active in school sports playing soccer and baseball 

Right from the start, Jay had an adventurous soul.  He loved being outdoors and traveling to new places.  After graduating from high school, Jay’s life brought him to Minnesota.  He spent a lot of time bettering himself and attended Metropolitan State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.   

Jay had a great personality and loved being around people.  He began working in sales, and eventually made his way to Avionte where he was a software salesman.  It was a great company, and Jay became great friends with many of his coworkers. 

In 2016, Jay met the love of his life on social media.  After many long conversations and text messages, they decided to meet in person for dinner at the Kona Grill.  For Krista, it was love at first sight.  She instantly knew that Jay was her soulmate and that they were meant to be together.  Their love grew deeper every day.  Jay supported and protected Krista and her kids encouraging them to try new things and brought a newness to their lives.   

After about a year of dating, Jay brought Krista to see the ocean for the first time in her life.  While on vacation, he proposed.  Jay and Krista were married in Jay’s hometown on July 27, 2018.  Jay not only got a wife, but he also became a step-dad to Krista’s children, Carson & Kyla.   

Jay was an amazing step-dad.  He loved Carson & Kyla so much and would do anything for them.  As a family, they enjoyed having family movie nights and going to Dave & Busters.  Jay loved playing baseball with Carson and couldn’t get enough of Kyla’s sweet spirit.  He was at every ballgame, school event and concert supporting the kids.  He loved them like they were his own and was so proud of them. 

When Jay had a little time to himself, he enjoyed golfing, grilling, going to the gun range, or just being outside.  He was a history buff, and loved learning about WWII.  He has the utmost respect for veterans, members of the armed services and law enforcement officers.  Jay was a true patriot and loved his county deeply.  Jay also loved to travel.  One of his favorite spots was the Caribbean, and he looked forward to taking Krista there someday. 

Throughout his life, Jay had such a big heart.  He was so funny and was quick witted. He had a beautiful smile and a great laugh.  Jay was truly a family man and loved his family deeply.  He and his mother were so close.  They had a standing phone date every Friday night.  Jay was also very close to his dad.  He was thankful for the chance to care for his father in the last weeks of Michael’s life.  Jay was also a wonderful friend.  He had many dear friends and considered many of his friends to be his brothers. 

On May 10, 2019, Jay passed away much too soon.  Jay made a big impact in his 42 years.  He will now live on in the hearts of his family and friends who loved him.  Jay will be remembered always by his loving wife, Krista Don and her children, Carson & Kyla; mother, Beth Don; brother, Ethan (Alanna) Don; nephew and niece, Sullivan & Mallory; other loving relatives and many dear friends.  Jay is preceded by his father, Michael Don. 

Service is Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM with visitation from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan.

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Condolence from Dawn Benko on May 17th, 2019 7:52 am

Beautifully written . A wonderful man called home to soon for us on earth . Know the angels were celebrating his arrival . jay is forever peaceful and protected in the the palm of our Lords hand . Krista and family, he will live on forever in your hearts and memories . My God wrap his arms around you and provide comfort

Condolence from Bruce R on May 17th, 2019 9:33 am

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

Condolence from Rob Parrish on May 20th, 2019 11:40 pm

I was very saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. Jay expressed interest in some volunteer work I’m involved with and I was just starting to get to know him a bit. I was sincerely looking forward to getting to know him better. He had an enviable life and was blessed with a remarkable family. You, his close family, have my deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Marva and Steven Ott on May 21st, 2019 8:34 pm

Krista, Carson, Kyla and the Don family
You have our deepest condolences. We didn’t know Jay too well but he seemed like a really good guy and he was so good to Carson especially. Always remember he will be in your hearts and memories forever. Hold on to that and remember the good times.

Condolence from Kim Hahn on May 23rd, 2019 1:38 pm

Krista, Carson, Kyla and Don Family –
My sincerest sympathies on Jay’s passing. I am here for you Krista, Carson and Kyla in any way that you may need during this difficult time. Jay was a great guy and I know how much he loved all 3 of you. Keep close the memories of him in your hearts.

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