Doug Pixley, 51, Farmington, MN, formerly of Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at his home in Farmington from kidney cancer.
Douglas Wade Pixley was born July 29, 1965 in Pelican Rapids to Dale and Darlene Pixley. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Congregational Church and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.
Doug was an avid sportsman. His passion for the great outdoors was fueled by a close relationship with his Grandpa Les and his dad. Of all the outdoor activities that he enjoyed, hunting was his favorite, especially duck hunting. He also participated in duathalons and Crossfit training, loved riding his Harley, raced motorbikes, snowmobiles and ATVs, and also was a scuba diver.
Even in employment, Doug found a way to be outdoors. As a 20 year employee at TPC Landscape, Burnsville, MN, he supervised irrigation installation and repair during summer months and snow removal during winter.
As a father, Doug’s son Christopher and his daughter Mariah were fiercely loved. Although a man of few words, his children never questioned his love and devotion for them. He was a wonderful father, son, spouse, brother, uncle, and friend.
Doug is survived by his wife, Shelley; son, Christopher (Callie) Pixley, Clarksville, TN; daughter, Mariah Pixley, San Antonio, TX; granddaughter, Eleanor Rose Pixley, Clarksville, TN; Shelley’s children, Alyssa Doll and her daughter Lillie, Justin Doll, Dillon Doll, all Breman, IN, and Matthew Doll, Farmington, MN; his parents Dale and Darlene Pixley, Vergas, MN; brothers David (Darcy) Pixley, Pelican Rapids, MN, Daryl Pixley, Wolverton, MN, Dan (Megan Harthun) Pixley, Dent, MN; grandmother, Luella Meyer, Fergus Falls, MN; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Doug is preceded in death by grandparents, Les and Angie Pixley, Selvin Samuelson, and Donald Meyer; and a cousin, Eric Samuelson.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, MN on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. Burial will be in Scambler Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids.