DOUGLAS CHARLES SCHALLER, D.C.
November 2, 1940 ~ June 20, 2018
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Douglas Charles Schaller, was gathered into the arms of Jesus on June 20, 2018 at the age of 77 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Doug was born in Rapid City, SD on Nov. 2, 1940 to John and Alice (née Thoresen) Schaller, the oldest of four children. He graduated from Bellevue (NE) High School in 1958.
After serving in the U.S. Navy as a medic, he attended Clark College, where he met and married his wife, Bobbie. They moved to St. Louis so Doug could pursue his lifelong ambition of becoming a chiropractor. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College and then returned to the Pacific Northwest, opening his first office in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He subsequently moved to Vancouver, where he worked with his cousin Marlo Saboe at Mill Plain Chiropractic. Upon Marlo's death, he took over the practice and cared for his patients with integrity, compassion, and kindness for over four decades before he retired in 2015. He was always available to them day or night.
Doug's faith in God and love for his family were at the center of his life. He was a dedicated and devoted husband to Bobbie, his wife of nearly 54 years. He delighted in the lives of his children and grandchildren, coaching them in soccer and baseball and enthusiastically attending every one of their matches and events that he could. An avid runner, Doug completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 1996. He also enjoyed golf, skiing, photography, trips to Hawaii, and good food and friends. He loved the holidays and cherished get-togethers with his family and friends. He and Bobbie also opened their hearts and home to an exchange student from Barcelona for a year. Doug was passionate about the unborn's "right to life" and served on the boards of the Crisis Pregnancy Center and Gideon's International for many years.
Doug is survived by his wife, Bobbie, his son Jeff and wife Natalie, his son Mark and wife Erica, his daughter Micah Hill and husband Jason, and 12 grandchildren: Kennady, Carson, Taylor, Emily, Olivia, McKenzie, Grady, Ty, Brody, Kylie, Cade, and Chloe. He is also survived by his sister Peg and husband Dennis, his brother David and wife Surang, and five nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack, and sister-in-law Joan.
A funeral service will be held for Doug on Saturday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Glenwood Community Church, where he and his wife worshiped. The service will be followed by his interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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Published by The Columbian on Jul. 1, 2018.