Obituary: Douglas Ikeler 1955-2019

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Douglas Ikeler

Douglas Ikeler, 63, of Maricopa passed away Nov. 11, 2019, in Chandler. He was the husband of Debbra Ikeler, and they shared 19 years together.

Douglas was born Dec. 14, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Hiley and Harvey Ikeler. He was employed by Harley Davidson for five years before he moved to Arizona, where he worked for Nationwide Vision.

Douglas loved word puzzles, his grandchildren and his bologna sandwiches. He was best known for approaching life with humor and positivity.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Debbie; his daughters, Nicole (Joe) Strassman, Andrea (Derek) Ikeler, Arica (Andy) Hulce, Dawn (Scott) Martin-Minger; sons, Scott Martin, Derek (Tara) Westphal, Daniel (Tobi) Zvolena ; two sisters, Joan (Wayne) Scholz and Jackie (John) Mourning. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Harvey, his daughter, Krystal Hayward and grandson, Damin Martin.

In accordance to Douglas’ wishes, a separate celebration of life will be held in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, in June.