Condolence & Memory Journal

Who couldn't love this man!? I followed him since I was a boy. I always wished to meet him but I had this much at least. RIP Doug!

Posted by Craig Kallenbach - Rockford, IL - Friend   April 19, 2021

Loved listening to doug's postgame reaction every chicago bear game!!!!Enjoyed doug with norm van leer and mike north on the radio too.Loved his coined phrases of tomato cans and stop yourself. karen in kenosha

Posted by kareni marcus - kenosha, WI - not   April 25, 2015

Marilyn, Sad to hear of your passing, you were my neighbor and my friend in Yatesboro, you'll always be a Home Town Boy

Posted by Marilyn Kulick Good - Dayton, PA - friend   April 22, 2015

A great man,I never saw him play but as a autograph collector,he spent alot of time with me chatting.We laughed one time because he was live on the air on the phone and the kids locked him out on accident.Same thing happened to me with my twins. Doug was pounding on the door while the kids had Barney on the tube..priceless . I'm gonna miss the big guy,class act.

Posted by Timbo - Oak Lawn, IL - Friend   April 22, 2015

Very simply, so many looked up to him and appreciated so much what he did with his life. Doug, you have earned your reward. May God hold the family close and ease the pain in Bear Nation.

Posted by Craig Kallenbach - Rockford, IL - Wanted to be like Doug!   April 22, 2015

Dana, I was so shocked to hear of Doug's passing. I adored his post-game commentary with OB. I was a character actor/model with David & Lee and knew you passingly through the agency. I remember fondly meeting Doug at D&L's bash at the Drake sometime around 1985 (with, if you remember, that huge bowl of chocolate mousse!!). I know you will have great support from your many friends and the knowledge that untold tens of thousands feel for your loss. Yours, Les Golden, Oak Park

Posted by Les Golden - Oak Park, IL - friend   April 22, 2015

Rewind to March 1967. Fort Campbell KY US army basic training. In a training exercise involving pugal sticks-- Doug and I competed and he KOed me out cold. Who was there to help revive me ? not the officers or drill sergeants but Doug- when I blew out a knee about a week later-who was the first guy to come cheer me up--of course Doug What a guy--I was just a bumpkin from Kansas and he was a big city Bears linebacker and he befriended me. I will always remember what a fine man he was. Gary Niemann, friend Overland Park KS 04/.21/15

Posted by Gary Niemann - Overland Park, KS - army friend   April 21, 2015

had some fun on the links old pal with you and johnny from sweetwater back in the day!! you will be missed.....#55 a special guy!!!

Posted by john manos - las vegas, NV - friend   April 21, 2015

RIP Old Friend!!

Posted by Bernadette Fullmer (Baker) - Mesa, AZ - friend   April 21, 2015