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Family of Don Ohman honors his life by sharing happy memories

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BURBANK, WA - One family is celebrating a man's life who we first introduced you to on Saturday. Unfortunately, he passed away later that evening.

Don Ohman suddenly passed away at 70 years old. He was not only an influential father, but a staple in the Tri-Cities. He wrote a few songs, including one about the Tri-City Water Follies in 2011 and another one about Pasco.

Ohman lived in the Tri-Cities for more than 50 years, and for the past five decades has always been an active member in the community.

"Construction, art, social, volunteering, very much in the parades. Salvation army, he donated his time as an auctioneer there," said Dustin Ohman, Don's son.

He left behind a large tight-knit family of five kids and 21 grandchildren who all had an endless list of wonderful things to say about their dad and granddad. 

"He just wanted to really help others," said Debbie Davus, Don's daughter. "Help others, encourage others, teach others, show others that they can do whatever it is they think they can't do, encourage you to get out of your box and do stuff."

The Ohman family welcomes anyone who would like to pay their respects to attend his "funeral". Join them for Doughnuts and Coffee with Don this Friday at the Burbank First Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. this Friday.