He lived most of his life in Bremen. He enjoyed playing the game Aggravation, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church Acts 4:12 in Bremen. Doug married Mary Ketcham on Sept. 18, 1965, in Bremen. She passed away on Nov. 7, 1996.
Surviving are children: Rick (Linda) Sumpter, Bremen; Jerry Humes, Plymouth; Katrina (Scott) Ervin, Rochester; Roger (Madonna) Dickson, Elkhart; Donald Dickson, Rochester; George Dickson, Plymouth; Eddie Dickson, Pharr, Texas; Peggy (Larry) Earnest, Ober; and Linda (Charles) Craig, Rochester; 40 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Doug was preceded in death by his wife: Mary; his parents; a granddaughter: Angela Dickson; and a brother: Robert Sumpter.
Friends and family may call at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. Pastor John Bollinger will officiate. Burial will follow at Eagle Creek Cemetery, in Starke County.
Memorial contributions may be given to Elkhart County Hospice.