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Douglas Arthur Garland

December 15, 1942 - December30, 2022

Douglas Arthur Garland, born December 15, 1942 in Wayzata, MN to Ward and Violet (Winnen) Garland, passed away December 30, 2022 at his home in Biwabik, MN.

Doug grew up in Poplar, WI, graduating from Northwestern High School in Maple, WI in 1961. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1961, serving as Electrician’s Mate, 2nd class. He was honorably discharged in 1966. Doug worked for Benson Electric in Superior, WI. He then went to work for the U.S. Steel Plant at Duluth Works, later transferring to the Minntac Plant in Mt. Iron in January 1968. He retired from U.S. Steel in June 2002.

Doug is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons: John (Linda) Kraskey, Bob Kraskey, and Curt (Angela) Garland; grandchildren: Riley (Morgan) Kraskey, Mason (Meggan) Kraskey, Spencer Garland, Callie Garland, and Alex Garland; great grandchild, Sophia Kraskey; sisters, Patti (Bob) Huettl and Gean Garland; sisters-in-law, Ruth Schley and Judy Laakkonen; brother-in-law, Walt (Mary) Laakkonen; uncle, David Winnen; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Violet Garland; brothers, Richard Garland and Kenneth Garland; sons, Brian Garland and Bill Kraskey; sister-in-law, Donna Laakkonen; brothers-in-law: Bob Schley, Robert Laakkonen and Jesse Laakkonen; mother and father-in-law, Walter and Dorothy Laakkonen; niece, Heather Garland; nephew, Charles Huettl; and great niece, Christine Stauffer.

A private family memorial service will be held in the spring.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

9 thoughts on “Douglas Arthur Garland”

  1. Robert Schley says:

    A great uncle to be remembered by for a hard working person always loved too be outside doing work he always loved it fishing hunting yard work and much more I’ll miss him but it was. His time to rest with the lord Jesus christ he’s home now at peace love you always uncle Doug from your, nephew Rob Schley

  2. Tom Wilson says:

    Very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Our hearts are with you. Sincerely Tom and Pete

  3. Ruth Schley says:

    Memories of a man that was definitely the best family man and was always helping someone. Doug will be dearly missed. Blessings and love to his family in this difficult time of healing. I for one, will miss him.

  4. Wanda (Keesling) Hamilton says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! He was one of the good guys! Love you all!

  5. Bbarbara bishomccavic says:

    ❤️ to his family..and sister, Gean.

  6. Diane Munger says:

    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you and all the family peace and love

  7. Robert Pearson says:

    So very sorry for your loss of family and loved one. I pray for God’s comfort and peace.

  8. pam hallberg says:

    Its been a lot of years since I saw Doug last but my memories of him are always with fondness. I can still see that grin he had. It saddens me that he has left you all. Hopefully Kenny was the 1 to meet him at those pearly gates.
    In deepest sympathy.

  9. Dave and Sandy Coudray says:

    Best friends growing up – through high school. We both went off to be electricians 2nd class in the Navy, and that is where we lost track of one another, except for occasional class reunions. I’ll always remember the good times with Doug. (There were no bad times.). He was a true friend who will be sorely missed.

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