Dear Garlits family,
I had the pleasure of waiting on Don and Pat in a little diner in Peotone, IL in 2000 after you both got turned around and were looking for I-65. I will always remember how sweet and down to earth you both were. When I chased you to your trailer seeking an autograph Pat treated me like an old friend while digging for a paper and pen while I held her beloved little dogs. I'll always remember that kindness. My prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. May God keep you and hold you in His comforting arms.