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Douglas Harley McDougall

August 7, 1931 — November 18, 2014

Douglas Harley McDougall, 83, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday evening, November 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Doug was born on August 7, 1931 in Sugar Bush Township of Becker County, Minnesota to George C. and Dorothy (Schooler) McDougall. He attended school in Detroit Lakes. Doug enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict on February 24, 1951 and was honorably discharged on February 23, 1954. During his time in the service, he was never called up to active duty overseas. Doug was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carol Jeane Lusty on June 23, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, celebrating 58 years of marriage this year. Shortly after their marriage, Doug attended adult confirmation class and was confirmed in 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church. Doug and Carol have always lived in Detroit Lakes. Doug started his employment at Neitzke Concrete in Detroit Lakes in June of 1956 as the block machine operator and boom truck operator. When the business was sold to Dick Carr, Carr-Crete, he continued his career there. He retired at the age of 62. After his retirement, he worked at WE Fest, clearing trees for campgrounds and also worked for Hough Inc. Doug always enjoyed hard work. He was happiest, cutting wood for the winter. Before Alzheimer's changed his life, Doug was an avid deer hunter, loved archery and ice fishing. The disease never took away his sense of humor though. He will be especially missed by his family and everyone who knew him. Doug is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Michele (Rick) Safar of Ogema, MN; three sons; Mike (Shirley) McDougall of Richmond, VA; Marc (Angie) McDougall of Redwood Falls, MN and Monte McDougall of Detroit Lakes, MN; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy (1976), father, George (1985), brothers, Les and Duane in(2005), mother-in-law, Muriel Govern (2005).
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