Doug passed away after an extended illness, Friday, January 3, 2020 at Medilodge in Portage.
He was born August 26, 1942 in Lansing, the son of Harvey and Rosetta (Newburn) Quick. Doug proudly served his country in the U.S Navy. For over 35 years he had worked at Jim Koestner in Plainwell until his retirement.
Doug enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, collecting and restoring automobiles, gardening, cooking and metal detecting. He also liked spending the winters in Florida and was a member of the Otsego Church of God. On April 27, 1985 at the Otsego Church of God he married Mary Alice Porter who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Jeff Quick of Portage and Debra (Bud) Smith of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Cody Quick, Ryan Quick, Hayden Baker and Zoe Quick; siblings, Vernon, Mike, Dick, Jim, Allen, Ruth and Sally along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may visit with Doug’s family from 4-8 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Otsego Church of God.
Cremation will follow.
Burial of ashes will take place at South Martin Cemetery at a later time.
In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Doug may be made to the Otsego Church of God.
Doug’s family would like to thank the staff at Grace Hospice, Medilodge and the VA for their care and support.
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Carolyn E. Jordan
January 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm
Sally & family- so very sorry to read of Doug’s passing. May you be comforted by God’s knowing arms during this time of great sadness.
January 4, 2020 at 6:34 pm
Sally I haven’t seen you since school but thought of you often. I would like to send my condolences in your lost of Doug. Sending love and hugs and prayers of comfort. Would love to talk some time, get ahold of me.
Penny Browning Baker
January 4, 2020 at 10:06 pm
So sorry for your loss. Doug was a quiet bulwark to many.
January 5, 2020 at 9:59 am
Sorry for the loss of your brother.
Steve and Mary Schuiteboer
January 5, 2020 at 10:40 am
So sorry for your loss. I remember him fondly. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
January 5, 2020 at 5:22 pm
Working with Doug at Koestner’s was such a blessing. He was an amazing Man and never had a bad word to say about anyone. My condolences to Mary, Jeff and Debbie.
Robin (Bowlby) Flora
January 5, 2020 at 7:27 pm
I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother.
January 6, 2020 at 8:56 pm
Mary,Jeff and Debbie.
My Prayers are with you all.
January 7, 2020 at 2:22 am
I so glad I met Doug. He was a good soul. Godspeed my friend.
January 7, 2020 at 7:00 am
I work with Doug at Koestner’s He was very kind. Thank you Doug For your kindness .. Prayer’s for the family.
January 7, 2020 at 7:08 am
So sorry for your loss.
Rick and Susan Williams
January 9, 2020 at 7:02 am
Doug was a very valuable employee at Jim Koestner Inc for many years.
But most importantly he was a good person. Even in retirement he was always willing
to help whenever Paul Called. I am sorry for your loss Mary and all Doug ‘s family.
Mary give us a call at Koestner’s if their is any thing we can do to help you.
January 14, 2020 at 10:11 am
SO sorry to see of Doug’s passing. I had no idea he was ill. Prayers for Mary and family. What a good guy!
January 15, 2020 at 8:23 pm
So sorry for your loss. Doug was a great man. I know Eddie loved working with him. He will be missed.
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