Douglas Lloyd Lilienthal, age 70, passed away unexpectedly in his Cape Coral, Florida home on Friday, May 28, 2021.
Memorial services for Doug will be held at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home, 1010 East Veterans Parkway, Marshfield, on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Krueger officiating. A dinner reception will immediately follow. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.
He was born June 5, 1950, in Columbia Heights, MN to Lloyd and Violet Lilienthal. Doug grew up and attended high school in Columbia Heights, MN where he was on the Chess and Tennis Teams and made the Honor Roll consistently. He always loved cool cars, and as a teenager worked to save up for a GTO that was his pride and joy. Doug attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in history while also working as a full-time manager of Bridgeman’s restaurant. In 1968, Doug joined the National Guard where he served for six years. Doug eventually got his start in the trucking industry working for his best friend Jim Vant’s trucking company, Vant Transfer.
In 1983, Doug relocated his family to Marshfield, WI where he accepted a job at Roehl Transport. Doug would often speak proudly of how “there were only 100 trucks” when he started at Roehl. Doug, a loyal and devoted employee, eventually progressed to Vice President of Marketing. He worked at Roehl Transport for 30+ years. After retirement, Doug began spending winters in Florida where he eventually permanently relocated.
Doug will be remembered for many things; his quiet and patient nature and an incredibly big heart who wanted to take care of everyone. Doug enjoyed spending summers on Lake Thompson, boating and sharing life stories around the campfire with his family and friends. Many great memories were made when Doug, an avid water skier, patiently taught the entire family– siblings, nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren – how to ski. Doug was a good cook and will be remembered particularly for his mother’s meatball recipe that his children swear was his secret ploy to get them home-- no matter where they were -- every Sunday night while growing up. He will be remembered spending Saturdays, only after the errands were completed and the lawn was mowed, watching westerns and sports from his recliner.
His birthday and Christmas cards were a constant in the lives of people he cared about and were never late. Doug’s grandchildren fondly remember him smiling and for his “You bet!” and “How’s it going’, kiddo?” Doug had a great laugh and loved watching the Green Bay Packers. He especially enjoyed a friendly rivalry with his Minnesota Vikings’ family and friends.
Doug is survived by his loving children, Stacy Daniel of Sun Prairie, WI, and Shawn (Jennifer) Lilienthal of Liberty Hill, TX; grandchildren, Shawna Young of Cedarville, MI, Nathan Daniel of Auburndale, WI, Riley Daniel of Madison, WI, Shelby, Peyton, and Emily Lilienthal of Liberty Hill, TX; great-grandchildren, Elliot, Beckham, and Emery; step-children, Laura (Jim) Lee and Elaine (Darin) Leffel; step-grandchildren, Ross, Olivia and Logan; step-great-grandchild, Lucas; siblings, Lois (Ken) Lilienthal of CO and Allen (Dawn) Lilienthal of MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Doug was preceded in death by his wife Millie Lilienthal, mother Violet Lilienthal, father Lloyd Lilienthal, step-mother Shirley Lilienthal, brother John Lilienthal, sister-in-law, Wanda Lilienthal, and passed on the same day as brother-in-law Jerry Rhoades.
Memorial contributions in memory of Douglas Lloyd Lilienthal are suggested to be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 S. Chestnut Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449 which Doug was loyal member.
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