Douglas Edward Ovens,

Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel

In memoriam of Douglas Edward Ovens, 07/26/1932 - 02/15/2016

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Douglas E. Ovens, 83, of Stevensville, passed away Monday morning, February 15, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Doug’s valiant fight for life ended surrounded by his loving family: wife - Jan, son - Scott, daughter - Kelly and special granddaughter - Ashley.

Douglas was born July 26, 1932 in Almont, Michigan to the late Robert and Lona (Mason) Ovens. He lived many of his earlier years in Red Wing, Minnesota, where he married his wife, the former Janet Boldt, on August 8, 1959. He worked many years as an electrician for Kask Electric in Red Wing and the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant. In 1976 he came to Michigan for a job as Project Manager for L.K. Comstock at Cook Nuclear Plant, before working as an electrical supervisor for American Electric Power. He retired from AEP on December 1, 2000. Doug served his country in the Minnesota National Guard for one year prior to enlisting in the US Air Force from 1950 - 1953. He was a member of the Steve nsville American Legion Post #568 for 35 years. He was Exalted Ruler of the Red Wings Elks Lodge in 1975-76, where he was a member for 51 years. In his younger years, Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, boating and always enjoyed the special Sunday family gatherings which included games of cribbage and euchre.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Jan; son: Scott Ovens of St. Joseph; daughter: Kelly (Bruce) Goodwin of Buchanan; granddaughter: Ashley Ovens of St. Joseph; step-grandson: Michael Goodwin; daughters in Florida: Marie Casey and Rita (Mike) Denson; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his sister: Elaine (Richard) Kitchen of Grand Rapids; and his little pal, “Cody”.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced later.

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