Douglas Etchason

Douglas Etchason

Monday, June 3rd, 1940 Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Douglas L. Etchason

Douglas L. Etchason, age 78, beloved husband for 58 years to Maxine, nee Ratkus. Loving father of Diana Etchason, Mark (Nancy) Etchason and Michelle Etchason. Cherished grandfather of John Etchason and Mary Anne Etchason. Dear brother-in-law of Charles (late Phyllis) Ratkus and Terri (Eric) Emerson. Dearest uncle of Frank Ratkus, Dan Ratkus, Bill Hartgett, Benjamin Emerson and Andrew Emerson. Doug will also be missed by his adopted family Jeanne and Stewart Bailey and their children Nathan, Maria, Clara and George.

Retired employee of AT&T with over 35 years of service. Doug was an avid golfer.

Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 3:30 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Cremation private. Doug will be inurned at a later date at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to:

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation,


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, are appreciated.

Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 3:30 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL.
  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    Rev. Donald Borling

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Don Stuckly

Dear Diane;
Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your father. It was through a mutual acquaintance that I recently learned of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time. May your father Rest In Peace.
Don Stuckly
CJH ‘75
Comment | Posted at 09:20am via Condolence

Michael Sloat


I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family in this difficult time.

Mike & Jeanie Sloat
Comment | Posted at 08:54pm via Condolence

Peter Emory

Mark, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. We will be thinking of you and your family as you all go through this tough time. Stay strong and remember the great things about your Dad.. Your friend, Peter...
Comment | Posted at 01:17pm via Condolence

Tina Cline

Mark - I am so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he now rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 12:13pm via Condolence

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