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Douglas J. Missling

May 19, 1940 - February 25, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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Douglas J. Missling, 79, of Longwood, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Aster Assisted Living in Marshfield under the tender care of hospice.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood.  Rev. Elizabeth Biers will officiate.  Military Rites will be conducted by the Owen American Legion Post #123, Owen-Withee Vets Club and the Lublin American Legion Post #547.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.  Interment will be held at a later date.

Doug was born on May 19, 1940, the son of Herbert and Lempi (Wepling) Missling in Longwood.  He graduated from the Agriculture Short-Course at UW Madison.  He was drafted in the U. S. Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX from 1963-65. On October 2, 1965, Doug was united in marriage to Carol Wendt in Greenwood.

Doug farmed for 59 years on the home farm in Longwood.  He was a member of the Owen-Withee Lion’s Club, Church Council, Holstein Assoc., and Longwood Town Board.  He was a delegate for Tri-State Breeders and a Sunday School Teacher.  Doug enjoyed dart ball, softball, bowling, farming, card playing, camping, and fishing.

Doug is survived by his three daughters: Debbie (Rod) Englebretson of Owen, Michelle Carpenter of Abbotsford, and Susanne Lilly of Port Washington, WI; six grandchildren: Devon Englebretson of Hortonville, Derek Englebretson of Marshfield, Elli Carpenter of Abbotsford, Hunter Carpenter of Abbotford, Mason Carpenter of Abbotsford, and Conner Lilly of Port Washington; and two great-grandchildren: Archer Englebretson of Marshfield and Caleb Englebretson of Hortonville.  He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas.