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Donald Kenneth Houlding
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 19, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Minot, South Dakota, United States
  • Date of passing: May 5, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Let the memory of Donald be with us forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Donald Houlding, 78, born on November 19, 1932 and passed away on May 5, 2011.
 He left a brother, two sisters, his wife of 45+ years, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.  He passed monhs after missing his grand daughter's wedding.  We will remember him forever.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 19th November 2016

"Hi, Daddy.  I sent Mom some roses like you would have wanted.  They arrived yesterday.  Please take good care of her.  We will miss her.  It is really hard to believe you would have been 84!  Time has just flown.  Before you know it I will be there, too.  I hope to wait a while, though.  I miss you!  Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 19th November 2015

"Hi, Dad, today would have been your 83rd birthday.  Mom got the roses that we sent.  They even increased it to 18, instead of a dozen.  We all miss you, especially Don.  I feel your presence and know, somehow, that you love us and are well.  I am proud to be your daughter.  Happy Birthday!"

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 19th November 2015

"Happy birthday Dad. It would be so much better if you were here.
I love you.
Thank you for all you did."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 5th May 2015

"Dad, we still miss you all the time.  Barely a day that I don't think you you or say prayers for you.  We love you very much.  I wish I could hug you one more time.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 23rd January 2015

"Hello, Dad. I think of you very often.  Miss you."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 19th November 2014

"Happy Birthday, Dad.  It's hard to believe it is only three and a half years since you passed.  I doubt a day goes by that we, as a family, don't think of you and miss you. I started writing this twelve hours ago.  I got side-tracked by Thomas.  I miss you so much!  I can almost feel you hug me at times.  See you when I get there.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 19th November 2014

"Happy birthday dad. I think of you often, and miss you always."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 8th May 2014

"Dad, we all miss you so much.  Sometimes I feel that you are near.  I am so thankful you did not suffer long.  I have so many good memories of you and love you as my father.  We'll be together again, some day.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 5th May 2014

"Three years, Dad. I miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 19th November 2013

"Hi, Dad.  Happy Birthday.  We all miss you.  I talk to you often.I really feel that you are nearby at times.  Thanks for helping Mom find things.  She misses you so very much.  I am so proud to be your daughter.  I love you more than I can put into words.  I'll see you, eventually. JuJu"

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 19th November 2013

"Happy birthday, Dad. I miss you always. I think of you often. I love you forever."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 17th October 2013

"I just wanted to tell you I love and miss you.  Sometimes I sense your presence.  We love to so much!"

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 5th May 2013

"Thank you Dad, for the wonderful dream the other night. You were so close. I miss you..."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 5th May 2013

"Dad, It's been two years since your left us.  We still miss you every single day.  Jessie has a hard time looking at her wedding pictures and seeing the empty seats for you and Mom.  She misses you a lot.  She's doing as well as possible.  She'll be 85 in August.  We love and miss you, Dad."

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 21st November 2012

"Happy Birthday, Dad.  I could not get this to post yesterday, so I am trying again.  We still miss you, and think of you daily.  Mom said the days are getting a little better with your help.  You would have been 80 this year!  Your grand-children miss you.  Especially Heather and Jessica.  We'll see you when we get there, Dad.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Don Houlding on 19th November 2012

"Happy birthday Dad. I miss you every day. I found your old baseball glove the other day. It was right where you left it. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 14th August 2012

"Dad, Thank you for being my father!  I was so lucky to have you.  We had our bad times, but there were many more happy ones.  My memories are so clear!  Watching you build the fence, lay the sidewalks, make a sand-box, put up the swing set, listening to the Gophers football on the radio, learning Black Jack, even beating you ONCE at Gin Rummy.  I love you.  Juju"

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 2nd July 2012

"There have been many times, since his passing, that I have sensed his spirit.  Nuts?  Maybe. Maybe not! He has been there for me all my life. Maybe he gave me the strength that was necessary recently. Our a beloved pet, Brandy,  passed. I had to make sure she was buried ant at peace, then tell my 63 year old husband that his "Daddy's girl" had passed. You taught me strength. Thanks, Dad!"

This tribute was added by Julie Dee Vlaminck on 1st July 2012

"Donald was the eldest of four children.  He was married for 49 years to my Mother.  He was not able to adopt me due to the financial strain that would resulted from having to entirely support an epileptic child.  He was my father in every way that mattered, as well as having two children of his own.  He loved to tell jokes and play cards.  He is deeply loved and missed by all who knew him."


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