Shortest obituary in history? Quick-witted Doug makes Americans chuckle

An 85-year-old Fargo, N.D. man got perhaps the world’s shortest obituary, just like he wanted.

( Although maybe someone one-upped him with simply ‘dead’).

Douglas Legler didn’t like long obituaries full of superlatives about the person’s life and times and didn’t want one for himself,  his daughter Janet Stoll told WDAY.

“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say ‘Doug Died,’ ” she said. “(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?’ ”

She told WDAY that her father lived a full life working as a driver for Nash Finch, vending machine repairman and he even painted farm equipment.

Legler was also a singer who placed second in a talent show and loved country music.

Douglas Legler

But none of that made it into his obituary at his request.

“He was very quick-witted, and funny,” Stoll said.

Of his obituary and the accompanying fame she said “I’m sure he’s laughing up there now.”

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Carmine Sabia

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

BPR INSIDER COMMENTS

Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Comments are closed.

Latest Articles