We’ll miss you Dan Limbaugh

May 18th, 2009 at 7:35 am by under Bill's Blog, Entertainment, Inside WOOD TV8, News, Sports, Weather

A sad time for WOODTV, our friend and co-worker Dan Limbaugh passed away Friday

Funeral Thursday, May 21 at 11am in Holland, details here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100778954202.

Dan Limbaugh in WOODTV newsroom“You’re hot”… was a little joke between Dan and I that dates back to 2006 and our coverage of the Gerald Ford funeral.

Dan was in the sat truck running things from the Ford Museum site… while I sat back in ENG talking to Dan, the crews, and the different directors during our hours of coverage.  At one point, both the director and Dan were switching back and forth between cameras and I shouted “Dan, you’re hot”… later it turned into an inside joke between us about our mutual respect for each other’s work… and charming good looks… well at least my respect for Dan’s work and his charming good looks.

But my friendship with Dan dates back much earlier than that, I’ve worked with Dan directly or indirectly for the 7 years I’ve been at WOODTV.  As an experienced Producer at the station, he was a mentoring figure for me when I was the new guy… and just starting to learn how things work at WOODTV.

Dan wasn’t just a hard worker and beacon of sanity amoungst a storm of chaos at times, he was a good friend, and someone I wish I could have learned more from.

Dan passed away Friday night after a long battle with T-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and T-cell Lymphoma.  Dan was 52.

We’ll miss you Dan.   We’ll miss your laugh, your smile, and your leadership.

Click here to read Jack Doles’ story on WOODTV.com about Dan Limbaugh.

There’s also a Remembering Dan Limbaugh Facebook page.. where you can leave your comments.

RE-POSTING FROM 3/24/09

“The Big Limbaughski” fundraiser is this Friday 3/27/09 in Grand Rapids

Dan Limbaugh Fundraiser Flyer Please mark your calendars and tell your friends about this Friday, when we help the family of our friend and colleague, WOODTV Special Projects Producer Dan Limbaugh, who is once again undergoing his second fight with cancer.

His treatments are going on in Ann Arbor and in addition to medical bills, his wife is taking care of him on leave for weeks without pay.

That’s why this Friday (March 27th) we will be having the “Big Limbaughski” fundraiser at Sacred Heart Club Polish Hall on the West side of Grand Rapids.   There will be live music, food, great donated silent auction items, 50/50 raffle, euchre tables, and karaoke.

For years, Dan has produced Olympic Specials with Jack Doles, “To The Point” with Rick Albin, the coverage and planning of President Ford’s Funeral, newscasts, and parades.

Silent auction items include a Sailboat Cruise for 6 with Captain Tom Van Howe (former WOODTV8 anchor) and personalized movie reviews from yours truly.

Cost is just $10 at the door (cash or check).

“The Big Limbaughski” fundraiser is Friday, March 27th, beginning at 5:30pm at:
Sacred Heart Club
935 Park St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 242-9855

Questions?
Contact: Lisa Armstrong (616) 456-8888 or lisa.armstrong@woodtv.com.

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4 Responses to “We’ll miss you Dan Limbaugh”

  1. Jevon Murphy (Dalton Township) says:

    My best thoughts and prayers are with him!!!

  2. Vin says:

    There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
    – Phyllis Battome

    My thoughts and prayers to you Dan, your going to beat this!

  3. Vincent(N.E.Kent Co) says:

    I hope they had a great turn out. I wish the best for ya.

  4. Marti B. (Grandville) says:

    Oh my. I hope for the best for you Dan!

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