Age 78, of Lansing, left this life on October 12, 2010, after 16 years battling the increasing restrictions of Parkinson’s. Throughout it all, he gave love, help and friendship to many. He graduated from Sexton High, MSU and Illinois College of Optometry. After practicing one year in Peoria, IL, he returned to East Lansing and located his office across the street from MSU’s Union Bldg.
He was a charter member of the local magic club and co-founder of Michigan Magic Day. He also traveled the country with his family presenting his Magical Medicine Show. He was honored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Senator Gretchen Whitmer and several magic clubs in Michigan. The Magic Guild of Lansing is now named after him.
He married Irene in 1958. He is survived by Irene and their son, Steven, his wife Kelly, and grandsons Alexander and Blake. Doug’s brother Barry and his wife Nancy of Mackinaw City, MI also survive him.
Services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Lansing Rd., Lansing, followed by visitation time, Broken Wand Ceremony and luncheon. Burial will be at another time in Chesaning, MI.
Those who can be with the family in person or in thought are greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lansing Area Parkinson’s Support Group, c/o Grace Boyce, Treas., 10346 Lafayette Lane, Dimondale, MI 48821. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.