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Douglas Meier

Douglas Meier, 69, rural Cathay, ND, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Douglas Martin Meier was born September 26, 1947, the son of Chester and Ellen Meier. He graduated from New Rockford High School in 1965, and attended NDSU where he was a member of Farmhouse Fraternity. After graduating in 1969, he returned to the family farm at Cathay where he farmed with his brother Donovan. He served with the North Dakota National Guard from 1970-1976.

He was a Woodward Township Supervisor, lifelong supporter of the New Rockford Golf Club, and a devoted New Rockford High School athletics fan. After retiring, he voluntarily helped his nephews on the farm in many ways.

He is survived by his mother Ellen, New Rockford, twin brother Donovan (Judy) Meier, Cathay, brother Dennis (Ryma) Meier, Wheatland, ND; nephews Preston (Mindy) Meier, Jordon Meier, Mike Meier, Kevin (Amy) Meier, and nine great-nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Chester in 2009.

Doug’s family suggests Memorial donations be made to the New Rockford Dollars for Scholars Program.



Held at First Lutheran Church, one hour prior to his service


First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND


Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:00PM


Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford

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Name: Rodney Bertsch

Date: April 1, 2017

Message: Dear Don, Judy and the Meier Family,  The memories of Doug are few but all were pleasant and fun. I didn't realize until late in life that he had such a dry sense of humor and you had to be careful because he seemed to always be evaluating you for an opening or something you said to that wasn't consistent with your beliefs or his.  About making money, did he still have his first earned nickel??  I bet he didn't, he probably donated it to a friend or a cause that was close to him.  The years do pass so quickly and we all will miss him. 

Rod and Jeannine Bertsch-Champaign, IL.


Name: Doreen Kihlstrom Weber

Date: 3/31/17

Message: I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing.   I have fond memories of him during our days at NRHS.  May your faith and memories sustain you during this sad time. 

Doreen Kihlstrom Weber



Name: Bill Ongstad

Date: March 31, 2017

Message: In the fall of 1969, I went to college and pledged Farm House. Doug and Pat Reidesl, and Wayne Muscha of Harvey were 5th year seniors, living in the pit, working at the barns. Doug and Pat have passed.  I always enjoyed Doug. I never got to NR much, but he was always fun and had some pithy advice on how to make money; it usually involved not spending it.



Name: Ralph Dyrness

Date: 3-30-2017

Message: My Dear Aunt Ellen and family

Words will not take away the sorrow of Doug's death----but nothing can take away the memories made over the years. He was a fine man, from a wonderful family. Ellen, please know that Jean and I will be holding each of you in our thoughts and prayers as you all make this journey. God bless.

Love, Ralph n Jean




Name: Sharon Doherty Olson

Date: 3/30/17

Message: Dear Meier family, especially Donovan:

So sorry to hear about Doug. I know only too well what it is to lose a brother - and any family member for that matter. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.



Name: Jean Laber

Date: 03/30/2017

Message: Dear Ellen, Donovan, Judy, Dennis & Ryma:  Thoughts and prayers be with you all.  New Rockford has lost one of it's best fans, Doug was a good man and will be missed, wish we could be there to celebrate his life with all of you, we will be with you in Spirit! God Bless.

Love, Jean & Dan Laber



Name: Trevor Yetterboe

Date: 3/30/17

Message: Meier Family,

I want to send my condolences to the Meier family.  There wasn't a nicer guy than Doug.  Doug and I would visit about BB games when I was coaching, it was always great to have his support.  I had a lot of good times visiting with him at the Eagles or Tubby's garage.  My thoughts and prayers to you during this time. 


Name: Donna & Myron Berglund

Date: 3/30/17

Message: Myron and I extend our deepest sympathy to your entire family as you mourn the passing of Doug. Your warm memories of him will keep him alive in your heart. RIP Doug.

Your forever friends, Donna and Myron


Name: Ardis Nelson

Date: 3/29/2017

Message: Dear Meier Family,  we were so sad to hear of Doug's passing. I will always remember him as being so gentle, good natured and generous. Bob and I send our sincere condolences to your family. He will always be remembered by so many.

My God bless you all.

Bob and Ardy



Name: Barb (Boschee) Braaten

Date: 3/29/2017

Message: Sorry to hear of your lost We were just kids wen my dad worked for you. We just lost our mom also, Prayers to your families



Name: Carol Mehlhoff

Date: 3/29/17

Message: My heartfelt sympathy extended to the family-- I was saddened to hear the news regarding Doug-  u r in my thoughts & prayers!



Name: Margie (Olson) Martin Lee

Date: 3/29/17

Message: Dear Meier family: I was sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I remember the days of showing Hereford cattle, oh so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Name: Penny (Riedesel) Mindt and Leon Mindt

Date: 3-29-17

Message: Dear Mrs Meier, Donovan, Dennis and families,  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I remember the good times while you attended Cathay and hearing some of the good times from my twin Pat that Doug and he had at the farm house.

May you Rest In Peace Doug. I know Pat was in heaven welcoming you home! 

God Bless.

Penny and Leon



Name: Cindy Lund

Date: March 29,2017

Message: I was saddened to read of Doug's passing! When I worked at the cafe in town I had many a conversation with Doug , he was always nice and such an easy going person ... our thoughts and prayers are with the Meier family.

Cindy and Rich Lund



Name: Barb Watson

Date: March 29, 2017

Message: Dear Meiers Family,

I am saddened to hear of the loss of Doug.  May your memories be special of him and held close to your hearts. 



Name: Daylen Ramstad

Date: 3/29/2017

Message: I will always remember Doug's generosity and his good heart. We had many good times together, including our times Thursday nights at the clubhouse. Doug was not lucky shaking dice! He was taken from us too early, as many of our New Rockford friends have. To Donovan and the Meier family, remember the good times.



Name: John Hovey

Date: March 29, 2017

Message: Dear Meiers:

Doug was a special person.   As a long time member of the New Rockford community I always knew we could count on Doug for support, whether it was School, Golf Club or whatever.  He will be sorely missed.


Name: Augie Pepple

Date: 3/29/2017

Message: Dear Dennis, Donovan and family,

Always hard to know what to say in times like these. I know as brothers you had a special relationship and as twins there is a bond that no one else can understand. We have twin sons and their relationship is unique. I'm happy that I was able to visit both Doug and Donovan this summer, even if only for a short time. Almost 40+ years since I last saw Donovan and 50 since I last saw Doug. The years passed by too quickly. Each time I pass by the Wheatland sign on I-94, I think that I should stop and see Dennis. I'll have to make it happen. I remember the "verbal battles" that Doug, Donovan, Dennis, Mark, Pat, Lee and myself had. The subjects ranged from Hereford/Angus/Shorthorn to John Deere/International, Farmers Union/Farm Bureau and Republican/Democrats etc...............The fun part was that the "players" on each "team" changed, depending on the topic being discussed. I was always included even though I was the only non "farm" boy. Dwell on the pleasant times and memories that the three of you developed throughout the years. We'll be praying for you.

Augie Pepple


Name: Mike Reddig

Date: 28 Mar 17

Message: Dear Meiers All, especially Donovan and Dennis: 

So sad to hear about the death of Doug. I have many good and fond memories of him at Cathay school when we were kids - may you all be consoled in the coming days by your own stories and fond memories of him over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mike Reddig - San Francisco

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