Douglas Loomis

douglas loomis

Douglas A. Loomis, 59, Fargo, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Sanford Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Doug was born to Eugene & Elsie Loomis on August 20, 1954 in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo North High School in 1972. He graduated from Moorhead Technical College in 1974, earning his diploma in diesel technology.  Doug married the love of his life Jane Stigen on September 7, 1974. He served in the Army from 1975 to 1979. Doug and Jane started their family in Rapid City, SD and eventually moved back to Fargo. Doug had a 40 years career as a diesel mechanic/parts specialist, with the last of 25 years spent at RDO Equipment Company.

Doug was the proud father of his two daughters Jenna & Abbey. Family was the most important thing to him and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his girls. He was always willing to help others. He loved tinkering in his garage and there was nothing he couldn’t fix. In his spare time he enjoyed watching his many favorite TV shows and sports, but most of all he loved going to the movies.

Doug is survived by his wife Jane Loomis, Fargo; daughter, Jenna Tuhy (Dustin), Fargo; daughter, Abbey Loomis, Fargo; brother, Donald Loomis, Fargo; sister, Deb Hopper, Fargo; and many nieces and nephews, and in-laws that were very special to him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

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  1. Edina MN
    I am sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know him through Jane when we were in high school. My blessing to Jane and your family at this time.

  2. Park River My condolences to the family for their loss. I knew Doug for just a little while when I was at RDO. He was a great guy to be around and one that would take the time to help a person learn what to do and how to do it right in the shop. i remember sitting around the table at lunch and he would talk of his family with great fondness. He will be greatly missed by many.

  3. Fargo ND
    My deepest sympathy to the Loomis Family. Doug will be missed as I always enjoyed family gatherings to where I got to visit with him as he always made a point to talk.

  4. West Fargo ND
    I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I had the opportunity to know him when I worked at RDO and he was always very helpful. Doug will be greatly missed.

  5. Detriot Lakes MN
    So sorry Jane. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & family. Hugs to all Paul Hunnel & Kirk VanDorn

  6. Hillsboro ND
    My deepest sympathy to the Loomis family
    from Russell Hjelle
    a neighbor and friend of the Zane Stigen family

  7. Tucson AZ
    Shock and sorrow touched me when Dick Weber called to tell me of Doug’s passing. Many years ago I was elated when we had the opportunity to hire Doug in the infancy of RDO. He was always interested in helping customers even when the weather was terrible and was always concerned about making our company better. It was fun to see the relationship develop between Doug and Dustin – a fond memory of mine. My condolences to all of Doug’s family. He was a good man and a friend.

    John Hastings

  8. West Fargo, ND
    I am so saddened to hear of your great loss. When I worked at RDO with Doug, he was a great coworker. Many people will miss him, but not as much as his loved ones. Also take comfort in knowing that God only takes the best. Cherish his memory forever.

  9. Fargo NdTo the Loomis Family we are saddened to hear about Doug. I am going to miss our “shop chats” in the alley between our homes. He was a GREAT neighbor and will be missed by all of us.

  10. Walcott ND
    So sad to hear the news of our friend Doug leaving so soon. Our deepest sympathy to all the Loomis Family….Dougy had a heart of gold, always made me laugh whenever I ran into him in the back working on a piece of equipment, or in his service truck out working in the field, and most recently behind the parts counter. I had the pleasure of working with Doug for many years, you could always count on Doug as a friend, coworker and all around great guy! He will be missed……….

    Paul and Tammy

  11. Walhalla ND
    So sorry to hear about Doug. I had the opportunity to work with Doug at RDO and he was a large asset to the construction companies out there with his knowledge and caring for the customers. He will truly be missed but touched so many lives in his journey here on earth. Prayers to his family and may his memories bring you peace at this sad time.

  12. Ottertail mnWow Doug..When we were up at RDO on our birthday, December 10, I never planned to talk to you this way. You have helped out Mike and all the guys at Ottertail Aggregate so much, we don’t know what to do without you. I’m glad we had the chance to talk about your wife and your kids and Bingo! I remember giving you a big hug last winter when you “helped” me load a heavy cutting edge into Mike’s pickup. It was freezing cold out and I just sat in the warm pickup while you did all the work! Ottertail Aggregate and Mike and Amy will miss you so much. Hugs to your family.

  13. Jamestown North Dakota
    Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow may looking back in memory comfort you tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear about Doug. He is a great guy and RDO has lost a great employee. We enjoyed saying hello and visiting with him when we stopped at RDO. This is just for Doug,”who is going to make popcorn for me now??!” He is going to be so missed by his family and all his friends. RIP Doug Loomis.

  14. Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great man, your husband, your dad and our friend of 30 years. Lifting you up in prayer.

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