Douglas Austin Weis passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024, at the age of 56 years.
Douglas was a unique and, in some ways, a complicated man to understand. He was meticulous! One thing for sure is, when he loved you, he LOVED you! He was generous and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and was very funny. When the siblings gathered, joined by his nieces and nephews, the laughter was wonderful.
In his younger days he enjoyed hunting but over time he relinquished that interest. He appreciated animals, especially his pug, Max, along with his brother's dogs and the ferrets. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Vikings, believing one day they JUST might ... (: He liked golf, fishing, cribbage, chess, and computer games with his nephews. Douglas dabbled in photography and had a unique eye for capturing things that other people might not see. Cooking was another adventure for him, and he was darn good at it! If it was something he was especially proud of, we would all receive a text with a picture of the finished cuisine.
Douglas loved adventure and travel. He lived a few years in Florida but returned home to Minnesota. The last few years, once a year, we were able to be together in Florida enjoying the wonderful sound of the ocean. There is nothing in the world quite like it.
In his professional life, he enjoyed construction the most. He had schooling in heating and air conditioning. At one time he also did some landscaping work. Office work fell last on the list of popular with him. He loved the outdoors and being free!
There are no words to describe how much he is loved and how much he will be missed but we believe we will be together again.
Douglas is survived by his parents, Michael and Marjean Weis; sister, Angela Weis; brothers, Thomas and Timothy (Christine Meinberg) Weis; nieces, Mia Weis and Dominique Travers; nephews, Grant and Timothy Weis; aunts, Bonnie and Kathryn Dobratz; and uncle, Kenneth (Ellyn) Dobratz.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Pearl and Austin Dobratz and Helen (Foley) Carpenter; and his brother, Christopher Weis.