"To all of Doug's family and friends. From all of us with the CHAT group we are sorry for your loss. Doug was well liked and all enjoyed his company at the CHAT events. We will miss him. Rest in peace. Your friends from CHAT."
-Kris and Gus Olson and everyone from CHAT
"Doug will be missed - his happy attitude was infectious and you couldn’t help but feel good when you were around him. I remember playing baseball with him in the old school yard at the Chemical Plant. It was probably a toss-up as who was the worse player – him or me, but he was certainly the most up-beat. We spent a lot of time together looking for lost baseballs in the brush. He was fun to talk with and to be around. "
-Joe Vandeville (cousin)
"My sincere thoughts and sadness are with my cousins who spent time with Doug during his adult life.
I affectionally remember him during his younger years\
in Gary. He left his mark on so many of us during his
Carolyn (Dumas) Ellis Cousin "
"Doug will be missed by everyone in the neighborhood. He was one of the gang growing up. He was always around for baseball games, smelting parties,and other gatherings. I will miss stopping to talk with him about what was new with him or whatever sporting event he watching. Another one gone. So sad."