DOUGLAS J. DOWNS MERRILLVILLE, IN Douglas J. Downs, age 39, of Merrillville, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Doug was a graduate of Merrillville High School, Class of 1991. He excelled in football, receiving four Letters and All-State Honors. Doug was on Merrillville High School's Wall of Fame for Football. He received a Scholarship to Valparaiso University for football and played in the North-South All Star Game. Doug was a self-employed flooring contractor. He was known for his bright smile, kind heart, love of people and zest for life. He will be sadly missed by all. Doug is survived by his mother, Alice L. (David) Cooper of Merrillville; his father, Timothy E. (Susan M.) Downs of Hobart; four brothers: Russell (Jenni) Downs of Memphis, MI, David "Bubba" (Juanita) Downs of Brownsberg, IN, William (Valerie) Downs of Crown Point, IN, and Clayton (Ina) Cooper of Merrillville, IN; sister, Kelley (Kyle) Cooper of Merrillville, IN; girlfriend, Ashlyn Smith of Schererville, IN; nieces and nephews: Madison, Lukas, Hannah, Karley, Logan, and Gavin; and cousin, Barb (Chris) Hermisch. Friends may visit with Doug's family on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point, IN with Rev. Joseph E. Vamos officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home. www.burnsfuneral.com
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Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
Crown Point, IN 46307
Published in The Times from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2012