Douglas Wayne Fournier

douglas fournier
Douglas Wayne Fournier, 88, of Essexville, our caring, generous, honest, and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on March 21, 2019. Doug was born on August 4, 1930, in Sebewaing, the son of the late Forest and Norma (Winchester) Fournier. After graduating from high school, Doug went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, he married the love of his life, the former Marilyn Keller on February 9, 1952. Doug graduated from Barbers College and went on to own Anderson’s Barber Shop on Johnson St., retiring in 1993. Doug was a wonderful husband for over 67 years, a great father, and he absolutely loved being a grandpa. Those who knew him know his love of fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, and most of all, helping others when he could. Doug leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Marilyn; son, Kirk (Connie) Fournier; grandchildren, Eric (Mary) Fournier and Megan (Douglas) Black; great-grandchildren, Easton Black and Kason Black; sister, Connie Henderson; brother-in-law, Myrl (Joanne) Keller, along with several nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Doug was welcomed home to heaven by his brother, Richard Fournier. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Dear aunt Marilyn, cousin Kirk, Connie, and your family. Our sympathy is with you in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Mike and Rhonda Keller

  2. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Doug was one in a million and will be sorely missed…

    The Henderson’s

  3. To Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss and I know Min would be also. Celebrate a life well lived and take care of yourself. Rosemary Hill

  4. Marilyn, Kirk, Connie, Megan and Eric:
    We are so very sorry for the loss of dear Doug. He was the first neighbor we met when we moved to the neighborhood, as he came over immediately to offer any assistance we may need. And he was that kind of neighbor every day! We feel so blessed to have had him as a neighbor and friend, and will miss him tremendously. He had a great sense of humor, and was simply the best! I will never forget how he took it upon himself to cut our grass while Rick was reactivated to active duty one summer. He would just help out without being asked. A true gentleman and friend!

    And he sure loved his grandkids! We always knew what was going on with them and how proud he was of them. He’s smiling down on all of you now with the same love and pride. Wishing you all comfort, peace, and sweet memories.

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