Douglas Earl Barth, 70, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023, peacefully at his home of natural causes. He was born on September 5, 1952, in Green Bay to the late Earl and Mary (Lemmen) Barth. He was a 1970 graduate of Preble High School. While attending Preble, he was a part of a state championship gymnastics team. Following high school, Doug enlisted in United States Army and served until his honorable discharge. Doug worked in the family business, Barth Enterprises, as the maintenance manager of the many rentals they owned. He was the most selfless man, and Doug loved his family deeply. He was known for his dry wit and sense of humor. To those who knew Doug, they know how much he loved a cold Bud Light.
To our many cousins who we all were raised like brothers and sisters. You typically had to go to Doug’s, he was a homebody. So many would call or stop by Doug to visit, though Danny Winiecki stopped by weekly to visit. Doug loved going to Dan’s cabin up north. A special thank you to Randy Barth, Eddie Barth, and Dan Winiecki for being such awesome cousins.
He is survived by his siblings, Sandy (Jim) Wesoloski, Tom Barth and Mary Jo Pangrazzi. His “daughter”, Debbie (Jon) Ehlinger and her children, Vantasia, Preston, Gage, Piper and Kinsley; Vantasia’s son, River; nephews and niece, Hunter (Sara) Wesoloski, Kayla (Joey) Wilke, David (Aviva Hale) Frelich and Jordan (Dawn) Pangrazzi; great nieces and nephews, Leo, Morrison and Joplin Wesoloski, Paxton Frelich, Wyatt, Delaney and Oliver Wilke, and Amalia Grace Pangrazzi; former brother-in-law, Mark Pangrazzi; and Richard Russell, and his children, Larry, Kim, Brenda and Tina. Who were a part of our lives for 37 years and still are; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Barth; and nephew, Wesley Janelle.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial service 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon Bill Burkel officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
Alex Bahrke is serving the family.