In Memory of Douglas "Doug" Monteith

Visitation

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI

Services

No Formal Service

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Douglas E. Monteith, age 76 of Woodville, WI, passed away at Abbott NW Hospital due to heart failure on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Doug was born in River Falls, WI, to Noel and Dorothe Monteith on April 20, 1942. He attended and graduated from Baldwin High School. Shortly after graduation, Doug enlisted in the United States Navy and Served from 1961 to 1964. During his tour of duty, Doug married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Boldt. To this union were born two children, Lori and Ron.

Doug worked as a heavy equipment operator for almost 50 years; most of those years were spent working for Miller Excavating in Stillwater, MN.

Our hearts are full knowing that Doug’s caring and compassion for his family, friends and pets were felt by many. He greeted everyone with a wave, hug or handshake and a generous, kind heart. “Gramps” or “Big Doug” lived every day by the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would want others to treat you.”

Every day, his four-legged friends, Natty and Sam, went for a drive in the dog truck and a walk. Many recognized Doug when he was out and about and were met with a wave and a smile. The love for John Deere green and Caterpillar yellow are evident by Doug’s extensive collections.

Doug is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Nancy. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; daughter, Lori (Brent) Elhorn and son, Ron (Laurie); grandchildren, Josh Elhorn, Holly (Andy) Heinbuch, Hillary (Mike) Bignell, Hannah (Adam Delander) Elhorn and Jake Monteith; great-grandchildren, Landen, Owen, Callie, Lane, Ava and Sadie; brother, Tom (TJ); also by siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI. Interment will be held privately by the family at a later date.

Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

Douglas "Doug" Monteith's Tribute Wall

Tributes (8):

  1. We are sooo sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a wonderful guy. Always so polite and a great guy to talk to. Prayers for you all. I will sure miss seeing him at the hardware store.

  2. Sorry for your loss . Condolences to your family . He was a very nice man . Always put smile on people’s faces .

  3. Barb and family,
    So very saddened to hear of Doug’s passing.
    Prayers and thoughts of strength are with you all during this difficult time.
    What a true gem of a man he was. We would have the perfect world if we all could be as kind as Doug.
    Treasure the memories,
    Mary Sobota

  4. So sorry for your loss, he was a great friend. Lots of good memory
    I’ll never forget him.
    Bill and Bev Landasl

  5. Barb and family,
    May God Bless and comfort you at this time of loss. I haven’t seen Doug since I left the Oriskany in 1964, the photo with him sitting on the green gator looks like it could have been taken the last time I saw him. My memories of him are that he was always a kind, gental and pleasant individual, and most of all a great friend on the high seas. Since I was only 5’5″, I literally looked up to him, great times and very fond memories. May God Bless and keep him and all of you, his family.

    Gary and Linda Fox

  6. Barb and family,
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    With sympathy,
    Tom and Chrisann

  7. Barb and family
    Doug and his smile will be missed will always remember how he drove the gator to the park to see Hayden.
    Hugs and blessings may memories fill the hole you feel in your heart right now.
    Deb and Zane