Douglas Stuart Hartough of Delton (Crooked Lake), MI Our great friend, loving husband and father Doug Hartough, age 70, died unexpectedly during surgery on Thursday evening, February 9, 2017 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, in Kalamazoo, MI. Doug was the son of Walter and Gretchen (Richards) Hartough, and was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 28, 1946. He moved to Battle Creek in 1971 and to Upper Crooked Lake in Delton in 2001. He served his country honorably and nobly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Doug graduated from Western Michigan University with his Bachelors of Business Administration in 1984, and was employed in the legal department at Kellogg's for several years. He then worked as a Sales Manager for Radio Communications, retiring in 2006 from Motorola. Doug was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, and most recently a member of Gull Lake United Methodist Church where he was a Lay Leader. He was an active member of the Battle Creek Kiwanis Club for more than 30 years, and served on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Memorial Park Cemetery and as a volunteer for several events including the annual Sandhill Crane Festival at the Kiwanis Youth Area overlooking Big Marsh Lake. He was appointed to the Barry County 911/Emergency Services Board and the Barry County Tax Allocation Board, and mentored Delton elementary students as a Chess Club coach. Doug had been an active member and Director of Junior Achievement in Battle Creek; had umpired softball games at Bailey Park and was a frustrated member of the golfing community. He also loved fishing, and was a member of the Murray Lake Fish and Game Club for almost 40 years. Doug was the life of any occasion, always quick with a joke and up for teaching backgammon, bridge or fishing. With his disarming charm and infectious laugh, Doug made friends instantly and permanently. His presence will be tremendously missed. Doug was united in marriage to Janice Kay (Julian) in Danville, Illinois on April 3, 1971. Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Jan; his son, Jon Douglas Hartough of Washington, D.C. and two brothers, Jay (Barbara) Hartough of Phoenix, Arizona and Jan Hartough of Palm Beach, Florida. Doug was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Steve. The Memorial Service to celebrate Doug's life will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Gull Lake United Methodist Church, 8640 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083, with the Rev. Len. R. Schoenherr, Pastor, officiating. Family and friends will continue Doug's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the Service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Doug's family will greet friends on Friday, Feb. 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). At a later date, final interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full military honors In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doug's honor may be directed to Gull Lake United Methodist Church, 8640 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083 or the Barry Community FoundationLeadership Barry County Fund, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058, https://www.barrycf.org/funds/leadership-barry-county-fund.