Douglas Respalje

Date of Death: Sep 01, 2017
Douglas Respalje

1966 - 2017

Douglas (Floyd) Respalje of Waupun, formerly of Brandon passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Waupun Christian Home.

Doug is survived by his wife, Terri of Waupun, Daughter, Lydia and Son, Samm, Step-daughters, Amanda and Angela Miller, all of Waupun. His mother, Elvira (Daane) Respalje of Waupun, Brother, Delwin (Rosemary) of Dalton, Brother, Dale (Yvonne) of Brandon, Sister, Elnora (Randy) Navis of Waupun, Brother, Dan (Gretchen Gallenbeck)of Markesan, Brother, Darwin (Linda) of Fond du Lac, Brother, Dennis (Kerry) of Brandon and sister Emily (Denise) of Plymouth and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Doug will be remembered by many as he was involved in the Brandon Irons Motorcycle Club, the Christian Motorcyclist Association as Road Captain, the Heroes Hunt for Wounded Warriors as Vice President, and helped with the Billy Shears Band and various musicians around the area.

It is with fondness that his family and friends remember him as a winning chili maker, a superb hunting guide, his enjoyment of pool, his impeccable craftsmanship as a carpenter, and most of all, his devotion to loving his children.


A service will be held at Werner Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun on Tuesday, September 5th with a visitation from 5pm to 6pm and a service to follow.

Special Thanks

The family would like to thank the Waupun Christian Home and Southern Care Hospice for their help with caring for Doug.

Memorial Video

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  1. Teresa Packer Says: September 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Teresa (Horvath) Packer

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  3. Todd CORNETTI Says: September 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Never met a nicer man in my life never was concerned about wants or needs always genuine true to Heart nothing but a kind soul probably one of the nicest people I’ve ever met

  4. Jodi (Nortin) Kelley Says: September 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Doug (Floyd…).
    I am so grateful for having been able to visit with him. Prayers to all family and friends, may you find peace and get through this difficult time…..

  5. Ralph & Rebecca Meyer Says: September 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

    So sorry for your loss. We have you in our prayers.

  6. To the family of Doug I have many fond memories of him. Dated him for awhile when he was with Billy Shears band. One of the calmest and nicest guys ever. Forever in our hearts and minds. Rest easy my friend….. Carol

  7. Magda Acosta Says: September 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Our prayers for you and your family.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss.
    May the Lord be with you in your time of sorrow

    Linda Rank

  9. Sharon lake Says: September 5, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. Phillipians 4.7

  10. Shannon Keach Says: September 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    To Terri, Lydia,Sam and the rest of the family,

    I’m so sorry for the passing of floyd. Hope that you take comfort in knowing he is with the lord and at peace. Know that where are sending you all peace and prayers that the lord will be with you always. Peace to you all.Shannon Keach and family.

  11. Muck - Class of '84 Says: September 5, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    R.I.P. Floyd! You left us way too early but you left me with a lot of memories for which I thank you. My heart goes out to the entire Respalje family.

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