James "Skip" Douglas, Jr. KA9DDN SK

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  1. KC9ONY

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    Thank you for your service Skip and rest in peace!


    James “Skip” Douglas, Jr. left this earth peacefully with his family at his side on
    July 17, 2020 at Sheboygan Progressive Health Services in Sheboygan, WI due
    to advanced stages of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 73 years old.

    Skip was born into a military family on April 1, 1947, son of Col. James S.
    Douglas (Ret) and Jeanne M. Dupré Douglas in Salzburg, Austria. He joined the
    US Army at the young age of 17, serving from 1964-1968 in the US Army Security
    Agency and was stationed in Germany. He was given a press pass to do photography
    work for the Stars & Stripes Newspaper. His interest in photography was a lifetime
    hobby. Skip was honorably discharged in 1968.

    Skip met his wife Cynthia Kertscher in Saukville and they were married on
    October 18, 1974 at Immaculate Conception Church. The couple lived in Saukville
    for 30 years before moving to the Town of Grafton.

    He worked at Honeywell International for 39 years as a Systems Specialist before
    retiring in 2010. After retirement, Skip worked part-time for the Ozaukee County
    Emergency Management on the County Rescue Boat and served as Emergency
    Management Director for the Village of Saukville for five years in the 1990’s.
    Skip also served on the village Plan Commission for over 17 years.

    Mr. Douglas was an avid amateur radio operator KA9DDN and belonged to the
    Ozaukee Radio Club. He also was a member of the Ozaukee Amateur Radio
    Emergency Services, the Saukville Rifle and Pistol Club, and had a passion for
    photography, woodworking, building computers, camping with his family, and
    loved listening to music.

    Skip is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindy of the Town of Grafton, his two sons,
    James III, also of Grafton and Aaron (Mike Cook), of Delafield. He is further
    survived by his father, James Douglas of San Antonio TX; siblings, Darcy Douglas
    of Ball Ground, GA, William Douglas of Lakewood CO, Patricia Douglas of
    San Antonio TX, sisters-in-law: Amy (Scott) Walker of Lebanon IN and
    Juli (Phillip) Holk of Adell, step-sister Sandy (Mike) Yarbrough of
    Spring Branch TX and step-brother Dave (Belle) McClain of Alameda, CA,
    close friends Peter Sweeney of Reedsburg and Dennis Straub of Beloit, and
    other dear nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne Douglas; paternal grandparents,
    Capt. Alexander D. Douglas (USN) and Marion Douglas, maternal grandparents
    Rear Admiral Marcy M. Dupré Jr. (USN) and Marie Dupré; step-mother Mary Douglas,
    In-laws Reuben and Delores Kertscher, and an infant brother-in-law, Scott William Kertscher.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 2 PM at the
    American Legion Post 470, 601 W. Dekora St., Saukville with
    The Rev. Denise Cawley of Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist, Kenosha
    and Father Karl Acker (ret.), Milwaukee officiating.

    Military honors will be rendered after the service.
    Skip will be laid to rest at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saukville.
    Visitation will take place at the Legion Hall on Saturday August 1st
    from 11:30 until the time of services.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial donations to the
    American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, the National Parkinson’s Foundation
    or to the donor’s choice in Skip’s memory.
    The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family.

    Online condolences may be left at:

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  2. DJ0AJ

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    KA9DDN HI douglas resapect fully vy73 DJOAJ ekrem
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