R.I.P. Donna Yakes
April 09, 2024

There are some extra special people that come into your life and Donna Yakes was at the top of that list. She and her husband Tom are my son's Godparents. But Donna and her family were so much more than that. They looked after my son often (and many times myself) and made it possible for me to pursue my career, especially in the early days, when I was making very little money, playing small clubs and working on music as much as possible. Donna had a heart of gold and was the ultimate homemaker and nurturer. I will forever be indebted to her and her family and will FOREVER cherish her smile, her laugh, her pranks, her cooking, our gatherings and always being there for us. I know there is a special place in heaven for people like her. Rest in peace Donna, I love you with all my heart. Bob Ritchie / Kid Rock. 


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