Morton Mattern Douglass
Morton Mattern Douglass
  • July 16, 1931 - July 1, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Morton Mattern "Mort" Douglass, 85, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead with family present. He was born on July 16, 1931 in Chicago, IL to the late David and Elsie Douglass. Mort proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #47. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Construction Technology. Mort worked as a Vice President of Silkworth Construction. He founded Douglass Construction in 1971. Mort was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, old movies, and camping. He also helped coach the Chicks of the Fort Wayne Jr. Girls Baseball League.

Mort is survived by wife, Evelyn L. Douglass; children, Cindy Douglass, Barb Kelly, and Mark (Vona) Douglass; step-children, Sandy (Gary) Lash, Barb (Rick) Schmidt-Roy, and Sharon McLaughlin; grandson, Brian (Rachel) Kelly; 12 step-grandchildren; sister, Doris Welch; sister-in-law, Bonnie Archbold; and a host of step-great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis A. (Wimmer) Douglass; brothers, David and Robert Douglass; son-in-law, Ed Kelly; and step-son, Darryl Schmidt.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home (420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. His Funeral Service will be on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Trinity English Lutheran Church (450 W. Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802) with visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804).

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church.