Douglas C. Engelson, age 82 of Litchfield, passed away June 15, 2022, at his home in Litchfield.
Douglas Claire Engelson, the son of Helmer and Jane (Hawkinson) Engelson, was born on March 28, 1940, in Canby.
Douglas was baptized in 1940, and confirmed at Knapp Lutheran Church in 1955. Douglas graduated from Litchfield High School in 1958, and he continued some education at St. Cloud State University.
Douglas began his working career starting in Minneapolis, and from there went to Washington as a Merchant Marine. He then ventured to California to start his career in the newspaper profession.
Douglas returned to Minnesota and married Margaret.Tthey started farming, which continued for 13 years.
Eventually he found employment at the Star and Tribune in Minneapolis, where he retired from after 30+ years.
Douglas and Margaret (Anderson) were united in marriage at Milbank, SD Sept. 9, 1971. Together they made their home in the Dassel area. After their children were raised and they were in retirement, they resided in Litchfield.
Douglas enjoyed baking and cooking, coming up with new recipes and experimenting with current recipes. He also loved to be Santa Claus for the Kingston Lions Club.
Gardening and picking his fresh produce gave him such pride.
Douglas and Margaret enjoyed spending some time as snowbirds and some destinations included Arkansas and Arizona.
The other parts of the year their hearts were fulfilled being with family and friends here in Minnesota.
Douglas was a member of the Free Masons and the Kingston Lions Club. He contributed to many causes that was near to his heart, including, Feed the Children, Ukraine fundraising, and Tunnels of Towers.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Litchfield and their four children: Matthew (Roxanne) of Cosmos; Erik (Judy) of Litchfield; Alesia (Jesse) of Cokato; and Thomas (Tracy) of Mooresville, NC; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother John "Jack" Engelson.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Helmer and Jane Engelson, and aunts and uncles.
A memorial took place June 20 at the Dassel Covenant Church.