Douglas Keith Bisballe
Douglas Keith Bisballe
  • September 12, 1944 - December 3, 2017
  • Keller, Texas

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Douglas K. Bisballe, age 73, of Keller, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 3rd. Doug was born on September 12, 1944, in Royal Oak, Michigan, to Fred and Wanda Bisballe, and later moved to Lake Orion, Michigan. He spent his youth there, playing sports and hunting with his dad and brother, Wayne. He met his future wife, Cathy, when they were still in high school.

Doug began his career in excavating and utility contracting with his dad and brother. After marrying Cathy in 1965, they moved to Pontiac, Michigan. In 1972, he built the family cottage on Houghton Lake, where he enjoyed years of snowmobiling, golfing, boating and fishing with his family and friends. Doug loved racing snowmobiles, winning many races and known as "Biz" among his racing peers. When he wasn't racing, he was leading a pack of family and friends on snowmobiles on trails across Michigan.

Work brought Doug to Texas in 1983. There was no snowmobiling there, so he spent his spare time indulging his other passion, hunting. He was able to take several trips around the country and abroad. Doug especially liked duck hunting with the guys. He made a custom duck boat that he would spend hours tinkering with.

Above all else, Doug was a man of strength and character. He loved his family and cherished his time with them, leaving many great memories to bring them comfort.

Doug is survived by his wife of 52 years, Catherine Bisballe, his two children, Jeffrey Bisballe (Jennifer) and Jill Block (Kelly), and four grandchildren, Breanna, Ashton, Samuel and Evan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Wanda Bisballe, brother Wayne Bisballe and sister Helen Bisballe.

A Celebration of his life will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any organization that raises funds to support research to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.