Obituary of Douglas Ernst Moede
Douglas Ernst Moede was born in Monroe, Michigan on June 26, 1950. He was one of four children born from the union of Gustav and Florence (Siebarth) Moede. Doug graduated from Monroe High School with the Class of 1968 where he played on the basketball team. The following year he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country as an airplane mechanic until he was honorably discharged in 1972. Doug married the former Carol Hammacher in 1980 and the couple were blessed with a son in 1983. He was employed as a maintenance man and delivery driver for Floral City Beverage for more than twenty years.
A talented woodworker, Doug crafted canes from found branches, fashioned keepsake boxes, and once created a very unique wooden lamp. He enjoyed hitting the road on his Harley Davidson motorcycles. However, as a well known “tinkerer”, Doug had his bike apart more often than he had it put together. A classic car enthusiast, he enjoyed attending car shows. Doug tuned into college football and basketball games every season. He was most comfortable at home but wise far beyond his small world. Doug took the time to pass along his knowledge to his son. A kind and caring man, he would never hesitate to help anyone.
Douglas Ernst Moede, age 72, of Monroe, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents; wife: Carol Moede; sister: Pamela Warner; and infant brother: Rodney Moede.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his son: Benjamin Moede (Amy Mahan) of Erie, Michigan; step-children: Dusty (Dave) O’Dell, David (Maureen) Gorden, and Shelly (Danny) James; granddaughter: Marlee Mahan and another granddaughter expected soon; step-grandchildren: Brooke (Jeff) Switney, Audra (Chris) McBride, and Corry O’Dell; five step-great grandchildren; brother: Tim (Renee) Moede of Lansing, Michigan; and close friend: Jimmy.
Friends are invited to Celebrate Doug’s Life on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00pm at Willow Green Community Center; 2033 North Outer Drive, Monroe, Michigan 48161. Doug’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through our on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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