Fargo Man Sums It All Up in 2-Word Obit

Doug is dead, and he wanted that expressed succinctly
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2015 10:33 AM CDT
Yes, once again using our most-used obituary stock image.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – We'll keep this short—that's how Douglas Legler would want it. The Fargo, North Dakota, man's obituary in the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead was just two words: "Doug Died." Its brevity is offset by a 364-word piece in the paper that basically doubles as an obituary, recalling the 85-year-old's sense of humor, his "heart of gold," and his last wishes. "He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say 'Doug Died,'" says daughter Janet Stoll. "[Other people's obituaries] would say 'he was the president of this, a director of this' and Dad would say, 'What, couldn't they hold down a job?'" (Read another spirited obit.)

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