Age 85, of Lansing, died peacefully October 16, 2012, at Prestige Pines after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born November 15, 1926, in Jackson, MI, to Harriet Lucas. Doug was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and worked at Haughton Elevator for 42 years, retiring in 1992. He loved spending time at the family cottage in Leelanau County. He was a member of Elevator Constructors Union #85, and attended Plymouth Congregational Church.
Surviving are: his wife of 62 years, Marjorie; 4 children, Kirk (Debi) Melville, Sherrie (John) Baldwin, David (Sheri) Melville, and Cindy Bierwagen; 9 grandchildren; brothers, Ken (Norma) Melville, Russell (Patricia) Melville; sisters, Yvonne Defreitas, Beverly (Dick) Sharp; and sister-in-law, Judy Melville. He was preceded in death by: sister, Shirley Collard; and brother, Richard Melville.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Research, or Plymouth Congregational Labyrinth Gardens in memory of Douglas Melville. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.