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Andrew A. Douglass


November 14, 2018

Andrew A. Douglass

ODANAH, Wis. — Andrew “Drew” Alexander Douglass, 33, (Zhingwaakamig) was born March 4, 1985, in Ashland. He left this earthly plain on Nov. 8, 2018.

Drew was exceptional in so many ways.

Drew was highly intelligent and curious. He was an honor student, math whiz and computer savant. He enjoyed computers and gaming. He loved puzzles and was a Rubik’s Cube master.

A gifted athlete, Drew garnered awards and records in football, track and soccer. Soccer was long his favorite, though. A phenomenal and fearsome striker, Drew starred in AYSO play and led his high school team to great success as captain and MVP.

Drew was an accomplished trumpet player, and served as bugler for his Boy Scout troop.

Drew loved Scouting, which segued with his love of nature and the outdoors. He joined as a Tiger and became an Eagle Scout at age 16, earning more than 50 merit badges. At his Eagle ceremony, Tribal Chairman Eugene Bigboy presented him with an eagle feather, which Drew cherished. Drew worked several summers as a much-respected counselor at Camp Tesomas.

More than any of his accomplishments, though, Drew was defined by his heart and his character. His warm, engaging smile mirrored his loving, gentle soul. His life goals were truly altruistic, hoping for harmony and the betterment of society and the world. Those in his immediate circle were blessed. He was the best big brother one could ask for, a role he took as seriously as anything. While he was peaceful by nature, he was fiercely protective of those he loved.

Drew leaves behind his mother, Bridget (Mark) Wendt; father, Terry Douglass; biological father, James (Ciss) Stone; stepfather, John Grotberg; siblings, Cory Lavasseur, Broderick Douglass, Meghan (Brian) Gilbert and Hannah Grotberg; grandparents, Marilyn Krugler, Linda Stone and Bernard Stone; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at the Bad River Community Center in Odanah. Visitation was on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4-7 p.m. with a traditional wake service following from 7-9 p.m. The traditional funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m., with a feast to follow. Cremation will take place after the service, followed by a private ceremony.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mountain Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ashland and Mellen.


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