Douglas Glenn Robertson, 65, of Brainerd, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at his home in Brainerd, Minnesota after battling with lung cancer.
He was born May 3, 1953, in Jefferson City, the son of Dorsey Franklin and Rosemary (Glenn) Robertson.
He was a 1971 graduate of Russellville High School and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia.
He was married to Ann Scott Ward on May 26, 1973.
Doug served in the United States Army with the 75th Infantry Rangers and the 395th Infantry 82nd Airborne from 1972-1978 achieving the rank of Sergeant. Doug received the Good Conduct Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Doug worked as a mechanical engineer for Motion Industries in South Carolina and Ohio. He currently was employed with Industrial Sealing and Lubrication in Brainerd, Minnesota.
He was baptized & attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, woodworking, and hunting. Doug’s neighborhood was very important to him. He went out of his way to clear his neighbor’s driveways with his snowblower, make homemade ice cream for the neighborhood children and was a mentor to many of them. He achieved much pleasure doing yard work and his yard became the envy of the neighbors.
Survivors include his mother, Rosemary Robertson, Russellville; two children, Joshua & Casey Robertson and their spouses and three grandchildren; three siblings, Debbie (Greg) Latshaw, Oak Grove, MO; Donna (Tony) Porter, Jefferson City; Duane Robertson, Russellville; his long-time companion, Colleen Piechowski of Brainerd, MN, her daughter & son-in-law, Dara and Reid, and their daughter, Jamisen Seevers, who called him Grandpa Doug.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dorsey Robertson.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Earls officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Enloe Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Fisher House, 5045 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417.
Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.
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