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Douglas E. Weiss

d. February 13, 2021

Douglas E. Weiss, age 59, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1961 in Springfield, IL.  He is the son of Duane and Angela J. (Wilson) Weiss of rural Sherman.

Doug attended the Sherman-Williamsville Public Schools and after high school graduation, he attended Western Illinois University majoring in finance, and where he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha.

He worked in the restaurant and hospitality area, moving up from host to manager in restaurants and front desk to manager in hotels.

Doug also worked as a floral designer and event manager.  He was a successful fund raiser for research for contagious diseases, as well as financial support for victims and their families.

He moved back to Sherman and was semi-retired, but worked for Casey’s General Store in Springfield.

Doug enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and cooking.  He enjoyed and loved music and played French horn in the school band, sang in the choir and did theater in school, the Muni and in Lincoln Summer Productions.

Mourning his passing are his parents, Duane and Angela; sister, Carin (husband Gene) Weiss-Krolikowski; two nephews, Luke and David Krolikowski; several cousins and two aunts.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Elmer and Dorothy Weiss and B. Russell and Thelma L. Wilson; uncles, C. Foster Wilson, Kim Wilson, and Thomas Weiss; and aunts, Cindy Goss and Maxine Elder.

Visitation for Doug will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 11:30 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Cindy Rettig officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials for Doug can be made to the Cantrall United Methodist Church.

If you would like to virtually attend Douglas’s service, you may visit Mott & Henning’s Facebook page where it will be shown live at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 23rd.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Angie and Dwayne and Carin,
    My heart breaks as I hear of the passing of my much loved childhood friend, Doug.
    It seems like yesterday that we played in the streets of Albert, rollerskating, playing kickball and hide-and-seek and just enjoying the outdoors and the wonderful friendship that begins when we are carefree kids. A friendship that never really leave your heart💕
    I was blessed to be able to speak with him on the phone a few years back. It was so good to chat with him and just hear his voice. I so wish I was there to hug you all. Please know that you are in my prayers💕

  2. So sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Duane and Angie. I was so saddened to hear of the death of your Son. Please know that my love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. Duane and Angela, so sorry for the loss of your son . Our thoughts are with you at this time .

  5. Duane and Angie , I am so sad to learn of Doug’s passing. Please know that I will be holding you close in thought and prayer. Love to you both. Janet

  6. Uncle Duane and Aunt Angela, we are without words for the depth of such a painful loss. Please know that we are among many who love you and are praying for the Lord’s comfort and strength for the entire family.

  7. Angie, Duane and Carin,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Doug. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Our love and prayers are being sent your way. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Doug.

  9. Duane and Angie, so sorry to learn of the loss of your son, my thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

  10. we are sorry for your loss

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time 🙁

  12. Duane, Angela, Carin, May I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. As Doug’s English teacher at Williamsville High School, I remember him as a friendly, conscientious student who always did his best. In recent year, I have enjoyed visiting him with him on Facebook. I am so sorry for your loss. Marygene Ritchie

  13. I had the pleasure of working with Doug for a very short period of time when he and his sister Carin and I worked at Bonanza in Springfield Illinois back in the 80s. He was always a character who made you laugh and had an infectious laugh . . . That I can still hear to this day. May the precious memories that his family and friends shared with him over the years help to sustain them until they all meet again one day.

  14. Sympathies and Condolences to your family at this difficult time,

  15. Duane, Angela, and Carin-
    Our thoughts and prayers continue for you. We pray that you may know a “peace that knows no understanding.”



  17. The thought of losing Doug has weighed heavy on my heart. We knew each other as children but lost contact when the family moved to Williamsville. But I was fortunate enough that facebook brought Us back together as adult friends, then he moved back to Illinois. I will miss you dearly Doug and you will be in my thoughts taking you camping with me as We had planned.

  18. Aunt Angie, Uncle Duane, Carin, Gene and boys,

    My heart breaks for you all. Sending my sincere condolences and offering prayers of comfort.

  19. Angie, Doug, Carin,

    Doug was such a strong and sweet soul; I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.


  20. Duane and Angela,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Duane, Angela, and Carin
    What to say when words are inadequate as you deal with the grief of Doug’s tragic death. The passing of different family members has specific and unique pain. But, for parents to lose a child is unimaginably difficult. We are heartbroken for the entire family.
    As neighbors so long ago, there are memories of a sweet, earnest, and gifted young man. Years passed and Doug became a Facebook friend He delighted with his observations, experiences, and razor sharp wit. Doug revealed himself to be a man of courage when faced with adversity, and kindness and caring for those he saw struggling. The world lost a fine person. Doug went through suffering bravely, may he rest in peace.

  22. Duane, Angela, and Carin
    I am so sorry for your sadness. I had the pleasure of being a friend of Doug in High School. I have great band memories to cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  23. Duane & Angie, Our sympathy to you for the loss of your son. Our thoughts are with you.

  24. Duane and Angela
    I was so sorry to hear about your son Doug. Losing a child is about the hardest thing a parent ever experiences. Knowing Duane, he must have been a pretty good guy. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Pete Frantz

  25. Deepest sympathy and prayers to you all so sorry to hear

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