Harold A. Douvier, 80

DouvierHaroldWEBHarold A. Douvier, age 80 of Sauk Centre, went home to his heavenly Father surrounded by his family on Friday, August 30, 2013 at his home in Sauk Centre, after a courageous eight year battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Andrew Marthaler officiating and Rev. James Statz concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Harold Anthony Douvier was born January 3, 1933 in Spring Hill, Minnesota to John and Katy (Wolbeck) Douvier. He went to school in Melrose. On September 18, 1956 he married Audrey Stimson at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose. He was a loving family man and a practical jokester who lived for his children and grandchildren. Harold loved a great prank and loved to tell a corny joke. He had a lifelong hobby of working on small engines and loved being everyone’s “fix it” man. He could fix anything from a curling iron to a neighbor’s lawn mower to a grandchild’s favorite toy. Harold spent most of his career as a partner with Athmann, Haider, and Douvier Construction. During his retirement, he pursued his love of auto restoration with the “boys” from Northside Auto who were gracious enough to let him tinker.

Harold was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, playing practical jokes, gardening, and most of all, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Douvier of Sauk Centre, daughter, Laurie (Chuck) Borgerding of Sauk Centre and their children, Tara (Thomas) Ostendorf, Derek (Carrie) Borgerding, and Leah (fiancé, Andrew Blood) Borgerding; daughter, Cindy (Rod) Berscheit of Sauk Centre and their children, Meagan Berscheit, Dustin (Kayla) Berscheit, Brittany (friend, Pat Kane) Berscheit, Lexie Berscheit, and Trent Berscheit; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Josie, Easton, Kennedy, Mack, Simon, Abe, Kasen, and Declan; sisters, Monica Stiever of Cedarburg, WI, Doraine Ritter of Grey Eagle, and Regina Pirkl of St. Joseph; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Douvier of Melrose and Evelyn Douvier of Glenwood; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gilbert “Gib” Douvier, Tony Douvier, and Hubert Douvier; brothers-in-law, Don Ritter, Frank Stiever, and Bob Pirkl.
Serving as casket bearers will be his grandsons, Dustin Berscheit, Trent Berscheit, grandsons-in-law, Andrew Blood, Thomas Ostendorf, and nephews, Perry Douvier and Rick Stiever. Cross bearer will be his great-grandson, Hunter Sunderman-Ostendorf. Gift bearers will be his granddaughters, Brittany and Lexie Berscheit, Tara Ostendorf, and Leah Borgerding. Reader will be his niece, Lynette Euerle.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.