Michael Wayne Douglas

1954 - 2019

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Michael W. Douglas, age 65, of Findlay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at 8:59pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on January 5, 1954 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to the late Donald H. and Jewell (Siddens) Douglas. Also preceding him in death was his stepfather, Archie Vaughn. He married Theresa Payne on November 21, 1973 and she survives along with children: Stacy Douglas of Findlay, Matthew (Cathy) Douglas of Brunswick, Maine, Benjamin Douglas of Arlington, and Ashleigh (Bryan) Frey of Carey, Ohio. Michael is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Jacobb Quinn Douglas, James Jett Douglas, Michael Kirby Douglas, and Emmersyn Rose Frey. Michael served in the United States Coast Guard at the USCG Station Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio from 1975-1979. He was employed by Columbia Gas of Ohio for over 33 years, where he held many positions through the years with the latest being a safety training facilitator. He enjoyed minature trains, HO scale, and was a fishing enthusiast. Above all, his greatest love was his family, with his dedication and devotion seen through his endless efforts to be a loving husband, role model, and a mentor to his family. He will also be remembered as being a jokester. He attended Findlay Evangelical Free Church in Findlay. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, 205 West Sandusky Street in Findlay from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at Findlay Evangelical Church at 11:00am with additional visitation one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00am. Pastor Blair Hayward will officiate. Interment will be private. Full military rites will be conducted on Tuesday at the church by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorials may be made to either the Hancock County Humane Society, the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad, or to Flag City Honor Flight. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, April 8th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Findlay Evangelical Free Church[Map]
    2515 Heatherwood Dr
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, April 9th 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Findlay Evangelical Free Church [Map]
    2515 Heatherwood Dr
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Theresa Douglas
Date :Friday, April 5th 2019
From : Joyce Mesenburg
Theresa and family,
I worked with Mike at Columbia Gas in various positions. I was a site specialist for the Findlay area and he helped me so much! That was when he was a plant supervisor. He was very special with everyone he touched training or otherwise. At the end I worked in Lorain, he came to see me everytime he came over to train. He was always so loyal and friendly to all he met. He talked about you and his children and was so proud. Mike and I talked about our Mini Coopers because you both had one. I I am so sorry for your lost, Mike was a very funny, caring, special guy. Thank you for sharing him with us.
With much sypmathy, Joyce Mesenburg

To : Theresa Family
Date :Saturday, April 6th 2019
From : Dave Shepler
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I was on the Tech. Training staff with Mike during my time at Columbia before retiring in 2014. Mike was always my “go to guy” for anything I needed in the Northern areas of Ohio. Mike was always ready with a smile and a can do attitude, and never said no to any request for help. He often spoke of his family and what was planned for the upcoming weekend. I will forever treasure our Fire School memories, great times ! Rest In Peace Mikey D.

To : Douglas Family
Date :Saturday, April 6th 2019
From : Tim and Amy Eller
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers! XOXO
With Love,
Tim and Amy Eller

To : Micheal Douglas Family
Date :Saturday, April 6th 2019
From : BUCK
My Deepest sympathy in the loss of such a Great guy.
My prayers to the entire family

To : Theresa Douglas
Date :Saturday, April 6th 2019
From : Elaine Kemper-Moyer
Theresa, my heart breaks for you & your family at this difficult time. Please accept my condolences & prayers for peace, love and serenity.

To : Theresa and family
Date :Saturday, April 6th 2019
From : Larry and Marty
We are shocked to learn of Mikes passing. He was like a part of our family and so loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. We loved him coming over to visit so often and will be so missed. So sorry we can’t be with you. May God watch over you as you mourn such a wonderful and kind Husband, Father and Grandfather.

To : Theresa and family
Date :Sunday, April 7th 2019
From : Diana courtney
Deepest sympathies to you. This is heartbreaking news. I work at Columbia and always looked forward to spending time with Mike when he was in our area. I always loved his stories about you ,the children and his dogs from the goldies to the Newfoundlands. God bless and comfort you.

To : Theresa Douglas
Date :Sunday, April 7th 2019
From : Dona Ehrhardt

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband. I remember you and Michael when he worked for us at Strickfaden Nursery. He was a great guy. I know he will be missed. I don't know your children or grandchildren but I send my sympathy to all.
Dona Strickfaden Ehrhardt

To : The Douglas Family
Date :Monday, April 8th 2019
From : Kurt McCully
I had the honor of working with Mr. Douglas at Columbia Gas. Mike was a good friend, a wonderful mentor and a source of constant laughs and joy. I will treasure our friendship. I know that Mikey D treasured his wonderful family more than anything else. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

To : Theresa Douglas
Date :Monday, April 8th 2019
From : Johnnie Leonhardt Alice Speakman
We are so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
His life story on earth has been written, so much love and fond memories. His life in heaven will be joyful, and perfect.
Yours in Christ,
Johnnie & Alice

To : Theresa Douglas
Date :Monday, April 8th 2019
From : Alice Berarducci
My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Thinking of you and praying for all of you.

Love & Prayers