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“The news of Doug's passing came as such a surprise and while I may not have known him as long as many of his friends or family, he had a way of...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: George Parsons - Cary, IL

“Uncle Doug, you were one of the most kind and funny people I've ever known. As a kid I always looked forward to seeing you, because you always...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Danielle Parsons - Cary, IL

“One of my best friends. He will be dearly missed by myself and all the others that called him friend. Loved that guy. See you on the other side. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Brad Whippo - Racine, WI - friend

“Doug...i can feel you all about in Cornville AZ. All the neighbors are watching over Sheila. I am the lucky one...soooo glad we crossed paths..you...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Celeste Steinman - Cornville, AZ

“Sheila, Jeff and I are so, so sorry for the lost of Doug. He touched all our lives. Doug will always live on in our memories. Jeff and Terri ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Terri Brizzolara - friend

“Uncle Doug was the best! Always full of life and enthusiasm. Loved to golf with him and loved to just hang out with him and Sheila! I received so...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Benson - Gurnee, IL

“Dang Doug, I (we) have been looking forward to seeing YOU for years. Howie and Shiela, we will remember his wit and liveliness. Best to you both. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Margy and Gary Balwierz - WI

“Dang Doug, I (we) have been looking forward to seeing YOU again for years now. Howie and Sheila we will remember him as he was in all his wit and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Marty and Gary Balwierz - WI

“Hard to express the feelings incurred by this loss. You have all our thoughts of love and healing. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Shirley Juul - Lake Bluff, IL

“Offering my sincere condolences for your loss. May God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again. RH ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: A friend


Douglas R. Early, age 71 of Wauconda IL, passed away Thursday May 11, 2017 at his vacation home in Cornville, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his mother Mildred, father Howard, and sister Marcia (Bob) Conard. He is survived by his beloved wife Sheila Early (nee Johnsen) and adored cat Buddy, dear brother Howard (Beverly) Early, sister-in-law Lynn Runyan, niece Danielle (George) Parsons, nephews Keith (Ashley) Early, Billy (Emily) Early, Carl Benson, Steve (Pat) Benson, and Bob (Lisa) Benson, grand-nieces Olivia Parsons, Megan Benson, Taylor Benson, Brianna Benson, grand-nephews Steve (Lindy) Benson Jr., Nick Benson, Quinton Benson, and many cherished cousins. Doug was known for his sense of humor, loved jazz and was an avid golfer, traveled the world, and had many, many wonderful friends and experiences. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

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