Beverly Douglas, 71, Fountain City, Wis., died Thursday, December 16, 2010, following a short battle with bone cancer.
Bev was born in Marshfield, Wis., on April 11, 1939, to John and Inez (Stoflet) Ledden. She married Frederick Marshall Douglas on September 22, 1962, at St. Mary’s Church in Fountain City.
Bev was a homemaker for many years, then moved into the workplace as a data entry operator at Gateway Computer and Chrysler Corner. Many will remember her from the days she and her husband, Fred, owned and operated Freddie’s Fishing Float. After retirement, they spent winter months in Florida where they soaked up the sun and enjoyed fishing and boating.
Bev can be described as a very caring soul. She established and continued many friendships throughout her life. A true joy in her life were her two grandsons, Marshall and Mason, who adored their “Grandma D” as much as she adored them. She loved to garden, enjoyed feeding her birds and the fish in her pond, and watching the deer and turkeys in her backyard. She traveled often with her sisters and friends to many destinations, which was a true source of happiness for her. She was a 10- year breast cancer survivor.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Brenda (Jim) Fischer and her two grandsons, Marshall and Mason, all of Prior Lake, Minn.; two sisters, Nancy (Louis) Duellman of Fountain City, and Judy (Don) Duellman of Holcomb., Wis.; two brothers, Jim (Sherry) Gruber of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Donnie Duellman of Green Bay, Wis.; along with many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her parents; and four brothers, Dale Ledden, Jerry Ledden, Jimmy Ledden and Terry Ledden.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 20, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Martin-Myhre Funeral Home, and at the church after 10 a.m. Monday.
Martin-Myhre Funeral Home