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“Evangeline, on behalf of my family & I, we send you our condolencesfor this sad and unexpected (for us) loss. Of course, I remember Dougfrom the...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: George Mixis - Coolidge, AZ

“My deepest condolences to Angie, Mel and Rich. Doug was a great guy, it's been a long time since I've seen him but I've got a lot of fond memories...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jeremy Van Hoose - Crown Point, IN

“Doug was an old friend. We went to high school and college together, played music together, and had a lot of fun with our friends. We served as...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Earl Schimmel - Mill Creek, IN

“Evangeline, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I am also sorry I wasn't able to attend the service. I am in Arizona visiting my mother and I will...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Mixis - Valparaiso, IN

“SHe will be o very sorry for yourloss, Angie & Family. He will be missed of his many friends.. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Phill & Lois Evers - Rensselaer, IN

“Melissa and Adam, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope for you love and warm memories that will make this difficult time easier to navigate for...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Susie Ripley - Indianapolis, IN

“Melissa and Adam, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope for you leave and warm memories that will make this difficult time easier to navigate for...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Susie Ripley - Indianapolis, IN

“My thoughts and sympathy. So sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Tank Eisman - Bloomington, IN

“Please accept the condolences of the entire Merritt family on Doug's passing.May he rest in peace. Rich, Kathy and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Merritt - Crown Point, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss Angie..prayers to you and your family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: carolyn Allee - Crown Point, IN

“Angie, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Kriske - Lowell, IN

“I am so soory for your loss. May God comfort the family. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Denise Maraldo - Spring Hill, FL

13 of 18 | Posted by: Stephanie Willis - Neighbor

“Doug was a good friend as we talked about all things Lions.. We shared ideas and thoughts on how to serve our communities and our fellow Lions.. I...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Ken Faulkner - Clermont 25F, IN

“Angie, so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was a great lion and a better person. Prayers to you and your family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Glenn & Karen Swanson - Laporte, IN

“Dearest Evangeline, Melissa and Richard. Ryan, Amara, Emily and I are sorry for the loss of Doug. What a wonderful person he was! He always was...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: David Watkins - Michigan City, IN

“Rest In Peace ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis Godsey - Belle Chasse, LA

“Sorry to hear about Doug. All the family members are in our prayers. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis & Deborah Galbreath - IL

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Douglas J. Schmeltz, age 65, of Cedar Lake, passed away October 31, 2019, the only son of John and Irene (Stayback) Schmeltz. He is survived by his wife, Evangeline "Angie" (Mixis) Schmeltz; children, Melissa (Adam) Phelps and Richard (Cristi) Schmeltz; grandchildren, Iain and Alexandra Phelps.

Friends may greet the family on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 2 pm to 7 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake. A funeral liturgy will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11 am DIRECTLY at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 7396 W Johnson Rd, Michigan City, Father Lev Wawrzyniak, officiating. Interment to follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City.

Douglas was a member of the Cedar Lake community for 41 years. He was an active member of the Lion's Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Award, W.P. Woods Lion's Presidential Leadership Award, and several Lion of the Year plaques. Douglas retired from SACO Industries after 13 years. He was a graduate of Purdue University. Douglas was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather.