Donald "Don" Grant Birney was born June 26, 1944 in Kingman, Arizona to Harold and Dorothy (Peterson) Birney along with his siblings Debbie Anderson, David (Betty). Don has two sons with his first wife Christine; Eric (Lori) and Nick Birney. Don was blessed with love again marrying Lynn (Cisar). When Don walked in a room you couldn't help to notice how dapper he dressed with his nice suits and snazzy shoes, he was a "big kid" he never met a stranger and always left the room laughing with his jokes and positive energy. He was a car enthusiast and was in a car club with his Cutlass Supreme Convertible listening to 1960's classic music including; The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes and many more, and cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Don loved to fish-especially walleye with his sons, him and his wife Lynn fished all around including Canada and deep-sea fishing in Mexico as well as vacationing in Hawaii. Don loved a good deal with couponing but never shorted on love for his family or his "furry sons" Jaxon and Jagger. Don is preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Marmo Birney and his parents; Harold and Dorothy and Brother-in-Law David Anderson. Don will be missed very much by everyone who knew him. Please come and share a "Don" Story with friends and family on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00. Memorials may be directed to Nebraska Humane Society and Madonna Rehabilitation.
"Lynn, Eric, Nick and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you and prayers to all of the family.
I have known Don for 50 years, going back to Wayne State College. Don lit up a room of people with his humor, charm, stories and his electric smile. He cared so much for everyone.
Don visited my husband Bill Puetz so very often while Bill was going through his cancer voyage. Don did this while going through his own health issues.
Rest In Peace Don. You were one of a kind, a great friend and you truly brought joy to all who knew you. We all cherish our wonderful memories do you.
"Lynn and Family, I met Don a number of years ago through Bill Puetz and took Don fishing the last several years. West Nile did him no favors, but he loved fishing and he was a great storyteller. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Vern Younger"
"To Lynn and family. We learned of Don?s passing on Tuesday. He braved the battle since his West Nile Virus, it?s almost impossible to know how anyone could keep going with such a positive outlook, he still joked and laughed as he always did. There are many ?Don? stories to share, a few involving a little Crown Royal and many car related events. He was a great friend and he?ll be sorely missed.
Tom and Jeana Ridder "
"Rest In Peace Don, May your light shine down upon your friends and family. "
"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God?s loving words carry you through and beyond such a tremendous loss to the family. Isaiah 57:15"