One donor's story: David Colson

  • Farmington, MN
  • Organ , Tissue , Eyes
  • Deceased Donor: 2021

David was a wonderfully warm, creative and thoughtful husband and proud, loving father of two daughters. He smiled and laughed often, as told by the creases that collected around his beautiful brown eyes. He was a caring son and son-in-law who offered his time and talents to help others and make our lives all the more colorful and bright. He was the middle child in a family of 7, and thought the world of his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and his in-laws. He made friends easily and kept them close, spinning stories and feeding them well on meats he made on his custom smokers. He took us camping and enjoyed fishing, welding, chopping wood and building fires – putting to good use the skills he learned as an Eagle Scout. His co-workers considered him a mentor and friend. David loved us fiercely and told us often.

David’s heart belonged to his family and friends, and we’re grateful for the joy and confidence that radiated from him. He showed his love for us each day, in the many delicious home-cooked meals and the piercing whistles that followed our daughters’ performances. It showed in the hours he spent volunteering for the band program and in the tech support he provided anyone who asked. Empathy matters, and he cared so deeply for those he loved.

David Colson