In loving memory of Douglas D. Heuslein. Sunrise: July 16, 1943. Sunset: March 31, 2014. Our Lord and Savior called him home, releasing him from his pain, after an admirable and courageous fight with cancer.
God blessed him with specific and unique qualities that made us all feel warm and welcome. He dedicated his entire life to helping others. He gave of himself so completely and selflessly that it inspired us all to do the same. He shared his warmth, kindness and generosity to everyone and readily offered his friendship to all. In him, you truly knew you had a friend for life.
Hunting and fishing were his passions, and he left that legacy to his children and grandchildren. Those tales will forever live on in our hearts. Doug enjoyed singing with his twin brother Gary, and strummin’ a guitar. He kept his sense of humor and ability to tell a really good joke all the way through. He will be greatly missed by his best buddies, Kurt and Debbie Grotting, Randy and Karen Booth, and Earl and Viola Bogart, especially during hunting and fishing seasons.
Doug was a very proud Vietnam vet! He served with his twin brother Gary, out of the U.S. Naval Station in Pearl Harbor. He was a member of Pipefitters, Steamfitters Local 32 in Seattle, and he was the voice of Puget Sound Energy in Bothell for over 16 years.
He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Wilma E. Woods and Edwin K. Heuslein II, and his brother Mike Heuslein.
Doug is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dixie Wiley; his stepmom, Jean Carl, and his Aunt Dixie Longo; brothers Edwin (Pete) K. Heuslein III (Mary), twin Gary G. Heuslein (Mary), and Eddie Fordice; sisters Janie Wolf (Fred) and Jannette Wood (Doug); sons Matt Heuslein (Jen), Mike Heuslein, Ron Wiley and James Eddie Wiley (Stephanie); daughters Janice Kraft (Rich) and Wendy Wiley (Scott); nephews Bobby Jarrel, Buddy Heuslein and Richy Phillips; nieces “Jimmy” and Chrissy Heuslein; plus 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was our “Dougie.” We were so very blessed with his presence, and to have him in our lives. We are all going to greatly miss him.
A memorial service was held on April 5 at Cascade Bible Church, Twisp. There will be a celebration of his life in July (date to be announced). Donations can be made in his honor to: Cascade Bible Church, Twisp, or to Aero Methow Rescue Service.