Douglas C. Purdy(1918 - 2014)

Purdy, Douglas C.

Col. Douglas C. Purdy (USAF, Ret), Winter Park, Florida, died on Jan. 23, 2014.

He was born April 4, 1918, in Athens, Wisconsin. Following graduation from McKinley High School in Marshfield, he studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Douglas moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1972 upon retirement from the Air Force and then to The Mayflower Retirement Community in Winter Park, Fla. in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Duvall) Purdy, and two daughters, Michele Noullet, Spartenburg S.C., and Susan Marlatt, Nanoose Bay, B.C. Canada; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Local survivors include Edward and Claudine Fandry of Marshfield, Donald and Evelyn Durst of Marshfield.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Feb. 11, 2014