Douglas Don Milander, age 67 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, October19, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Pilgrim Congregational UCC Church in Coleridge with Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be in the Coleridge City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge is assisting with the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Jorgensen, Jon Milander, Craig Frerichs, Monica Carroll, John Jansen, David Dendinger, Floyd McCart, and Brent Stapleman.
Douglas was born on June 6, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa to Donnie Duane and Wilma Jean (Pittet) Milander. He grew up on a farm west of Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1969. He graduated in 1971 from the University of Nebraska Ag Machinery Mechanics School in Curtis, Nebraska. Douglas worked on grain elevators in the Midwest for several years. He married Kathy Anderson in Coleridge and they had 2 sons. In the late 1970's he returned to Coleridge where he farmed with his dad until retiring in 2010. He also worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads from 2001 to 2007. Douglas married Gail L. Jansen on October 2, 2010 in Newcastle, NE.
Douglas was a member and former trustee and deacon of the Pilgrim Congregational UCC in Coleridge. He enjoyed hunting pheasants, shooting trap, playing pool and fishing.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Gail Milander of Hartington; 2 sons, Cameron and Terra Milander of Papillion, NE; Colin Milander and his girlfriend, Nicole Nelson of Crofton, NE; 2 step children, Amanda and Zack Cook of Wayne, NE; Isaac Holcomb and his fiance, Lila Goos of Wayne, NE; 3 grandchildren, Mallory Grundman, Genevieve Milander, Ila Milander, 3 step grandchildren, AnaBelle, Carsten and William Cook, 3 siblings, Kathy and Bill Owens of Omaha, NE; Dennis and Jeanie Milander of Italy, TX; and Jean and Randy Anderson of South Sioux City, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dudley.
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So sorry to hear about Doug. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. I have some good memories of him from high school.
Deepest sorrow on the loss of Doug. He was always a good guy! Praying for his family and friends...
Janelle & Denny Stone
Our hearts and prayers go out to Doug's family. Doug was always such a fun classmate and an all around good guy with a ready smile. God bless his family at this time.
Jolene and Floyd Herriage
Having known Doug all my life, I feel grateful that I had many good times with him and his family. I'll never forget when I visited him in the hospital several years ago and he asked me to pray that he would be healed and to bless all the ladies at church who were praying for him. And now may God's presence be felt by his family as they grieve. David and I extend our sympathy.
Janice Anderson and David Brookes
We are so sorry hearing of the loss of Doug. He was always so nice. Please know Gail you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We were so sorry to hear of Doug's death, and send our sympathy and prayers to his family.
Dean and Judy Specht
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