Douglas West Obituary

January 23, 2013

in News,Obituaries

GALESBURG, Ill. — A celebration of life was held by his family, friends and colleagues on Jan. 21 in Galesburg for Doug West, who died Jan. 14 at his home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1952, son of Lawrence and Totty West.
Doug graduated from WUHS in 1970 and Northeastern University in 1975. His professional path eventually led him to Galesburg Illinois, where, in 1980 he founded MidWest Plastics, Inc. Doug was committed to his work and highly regarded within the business and professional community.
When not working, Doug loved to travel. He made numerous trips across the country, can boast having visited each of the 50 states, cruised the Panama Canal, camped in Alaska, and explored the Australian outback. Perhaps Doug’s most epic journey was his trip home to Vermont this Christmas in his motor home to spend the holidays with all of his family.
He is survived by his parents Lawrence and Totty West; his sister Sheri and her husband Herb Troumbley; his brother Dale and his partner Terry Woods; his sister Lori and her husband Stan Robinson; his nephews Todd Troumbley, Jake Robinson; his niece Darcie, her husband Rob Sprague and their family.
Doug was predeceased by his nephew Jesse Robinson.
Doug was diagnosed in March 2012 with acute leukemia. He met the challenges of treatment with courage and conviction, carried on business from a hospital room when he wasn’t able to make it to work and never waivered in his faith.
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This obituary first appeared in the January 24, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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Judith Stillwell Colby January 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Dear Totty and Larry,
Charles and Judy Colby wish to extend our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. My brother Jim speaks of you often. Thank you for all the things you did for our parents Harold and Dorothy Stillwell.

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