Douglas was born August 25, 1947 in Plymouth, Indiana, the son of Lawrence and Martha Welch Lindvall.
Douglas attended Vincennes University and Eastern Illinois University where he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. Douglas owned North Central Meats. He was a buyer for Bunn Capital Corporation and while there, established their meat department. He also owned Nelson's Catering for 20 years. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester, where he served as an Elder. He had a passion for coaching high school basketball, and was dedicated to thoroughbred horse racing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter Madelyn Trapani and sister, Marsha Banning.
He is survived by two sons, Joshua Lindvall and Jeffry (Rebekah) Lindvall both of Springfield; one daughter, Jennifer (Larry) Trapani of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Addison and Kennedy Lindvall; Juliet, Aurora, and June Lindvall; and Dominic and Matthew Trapani; one brother, Lawrence (Janet) Lindvall of Indiana; one sister, Sharon (Norman) Witt of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February, 2, 2016 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February, 3, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Camelot Drive, Rochester, with Pastor Samuel Jansen officiating.
Graveside Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Masonic Cemetery in Culver Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Jimmy V. Foundation – E.S.P.N., 14600 Western Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.
Published in The State Journal-Register on Jan. 30, 2016.