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Douglas Dale Fish
Resident of the Bay Area
Born in Fulda, Minnesota on July 28, 1922 and passed peacefully in his home on July 21, 2012 with Marion his wife of 62 years of marriage at his side. Known for his subtle humor and his love for our great country. He will be greatly missed by Marion and their daughters Linda, Terry, Diana, their husbands Russ, Steve, Gordon, six grandchildren Tiffany, Nicholas, Kristopher, Alyssa, Stacy, Taryn, and seven great grandchildren Afton, Ashlyn, Aidan, Acen, Elizabeth, Julia, and Joshua . After graduating from Washburn High School in Fulda, Doug was drafted into the Army in 1941. He achieved a rating of TEC5, responsible for 13 men, and drove a Half Track mostly in blackout driving carrying ammunition and explosives. Doug fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart medal. He was separated from the Army in November 1945. After release from the Army in Minnesota in winter of 1945, he escaped the weather and drove to San Francisco . He found employment at George Lithograph as a book binder, worked his way up to the position of working foreman, and retired after 36 years of employment. Doug and Marion met at an American Legion dance early 1950 and married 9 months later. They lived in San Francisco, Colma, San Mateo, and Cupertino. Doug commuted by train to the city for 25 years. Upon retirement, he enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling, and the beach. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice of the Valley or Northern California and Northern Nevada Alzheimer's Association in Doug's name.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 26, 2012