Douglas McGuire, 69
Douglas E. “Hooter” McGuire, a resident of Bowlus, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A remembrance service was held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Bowlus Community Center in Bowlus.
Douglas Eugene McGuire was born April 6, 1943, in Bassett, Neb., the son of Alex and Martha (Jones) McGuire. He grew up in the Bassett area where he attended school. Following his schooling, he began ranching in the Bassett area. After ranching, he went in to carpentry when he moved to Minnesota 30 years ago. Hooter has lived in the Bowlus, Upsala area for the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage to Theresa Kalis Roketa Sept. 23, 1988. The couple made their home in Bowlus, where he lived at the time of his death. He enjoyed fishing, cross rock hunting, turtle stomping, visiting with his friends at the local pub and spending time with Theresa. He especially loved his grandchildren and the time he spent with them.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Theresa, of Bowlus; children, Ronda Erickson of Arlington, Neb., Tammi (Marty) Painter of Ainsworth, Neb., and Terri (Darrin) Kremer of Ainsworth, Neb.; stepson, Stan (Sandi) Roketa of St. Cloud; siblings, Elva Buoy and Glenda Gilliland of Long Pine, Neb., Ellen Jackson of Bassett and Maxine (Luverne) Olberding of Stuart, Neb.; sister-in-law, Judy McGuire of Valentine, Neb.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold McGuire; sister, Dorothy Wheeler; and son-in-law, Kenny Erickson.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service