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Roy James Douglas

Died: January 30, 2013

U.S. VeteranDr. Roy Douglas, age 90 of Minot, formerly of Bottineau, died Wednesday in a Minot nursing home. Funeral will be held on Monday at 2:00 pm at the United Parish in Bottineau. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Burial will be at the Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau.

Roy James Douglas, Jr. was born on November 23, 1922 in Dunseith, ND, son of Roy Douglas, Sr. and Edyth Bonine Douglas (Bonnie). He lived in Dunseith, Southam and Grand Forks. He graduated from Grand Forks Central H. S. in 1940. He attended UND until 1943 and then served in the medical department of the US Navy until 1946. He returned to UND and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1947. He then attended optometric college in Chicago, graduating in 1950. He opened a practice of optometry in Bottineau, ND, in 1951 until retirement in 1984. In 1965 he married Adele Korman Brandt of Bottineau.

He served as director of the Bottineau Chamber of Commerce, the Bottineau Concert Series, was a member of the American Legion and Masons. In the 50's he joined the Metigoshe Flying Club and enjoyed flying his plane to many fishing areas He served as elder in the Presbyterian Church for many years and was a member of the United Parish. In 2010 he was a member of the Honor Flight to Washington, DC to see the World War II Memorial which he enjoyed so much.

He is survived by his wife Adele; four stepdaughters; Diane (Jay) Kersten of Minot, Colleen (Robert) Korn kven of Bottineau, Bonnie (Steve) Lodoen of San Jose, CA, and Susan (Richard) Geiger of Grafton, ND; six step grandchildren, Stephanie (Kelly) Heinert, Kelly David Newberger, Katie (Kevin) Kersten-Tyler, Angela (Brian) Volk, Mark (Angela) Kornkven, Amy (Dalyn) Vollrath; eight step great grandchildren, Taylor Ann Heinert, Jacob Heinert, Joseph Heinert, Dayton Tyler, Riley Tyler, Keegan Volk, Kyra Volk and Devon Vollrath; his brother-in-law, Bill MetCalfe of Arizona and four nephews, Mike, Scott, Chris and Jeff.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy J. Douglas, Sr. and Edyth Bonine Douglas; sister, Fay Metcalfe and 2 step grandsons, Stephen Headsten and Jeff Lodoen.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at

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