Douglas Bruce “Doug” Missman

March 12, 1958 ‒ September 05, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Douglas Bruce “Doug” Missman, age 59 of Sunbury called home by his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home after an inspiring 8-year battle with stomach cancer.

He was born on March 12, 1958 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois the son of the late Everett and Gertrude (Kunz) Missman.

Doug was a graduate of Bremen High School in Indiana, received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Criminal Justice and later his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton.

He worked for over 20 years as the Chief Probation Officer, Intensive Supervision, for the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.  More recently he worked as a Counselor in his private practice, Passages Counseling Services, LLC where he employed the skills cultivated while working with Delaware County Common Pleas Court Intensive Supervision and while earning his Master’s degree.

On August 26, 1989 Doug married Susan (Hively) Williamson of Portland, Oregon in Bremen.  They spent 28 years together, sharing many wonderful memories, as husband and wife, best friends, and parents.

Doug was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church for over twenty years.  His deep faith led him into prison ministries with KAIROS International.

He was an avid bicyclist and a stout supporter of the Pelotonia.  His love of the outdoors extended to hiking, camping, as well as his vegetable and in his words, “weed garden”.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Susan; their daughter Rachael Mason and her husband Trey of Delaware; siblings Tom and his wife Pam (Illinois), Barb Horvath and her husband Mike (Indiana), Dan and his wife Mary (Tennessee), and Susan Johnson (Indiana); and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Bill Johnson.

A Celebration of Doug’s life will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2 PM at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry Street, Sunbury, OH 43074.  Private graveside services will be held in the Spring.

Memorial contributions, may be made, in Doug’s name, to Pelotonia at or KAIROS Prison Ministry International at


  • Susan, Rachael, Trey and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you as do our thoughts and prayers. We rejoice that Doug has met Jesus face to face and in the knowledge that one day you will be reunited with him. But we acknowledge your pain and sorrow and want you to know that we join many others in praying for you and your loved ones. God Bless you.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Doug was such a sweet man and it was evident the love he had for his family. Keeping all of his family and friends in my prayers. May the memories you cherish help you during this difficult time.

  • Susan & Rachael,

    From both the boys and myself, our deepest condolences. Your family was such a treasured blessing to Jason, Jordan, Justin and myself. One of our fondest memories is a summer long ago when the Missman clan hosted one of your fun filled BBQ/pool parties. What a blast. Doug will surely be missed; may God keep you comforted in His care during your time of loss.

    in hope, faith, & love

    Groovi, Jason, Jordan, Justin

  • I wish you the best. Z and I are terribly sorry for your great loss. I didn’t know Doug very well, and it had been over twenty years since I last saw him. What little I knew of him, he was always kind, courteous, intelligent, thoughtful and generous.

  • May God grant you, Susan, and your family a peace and comfort that only God can give. I was blessed to know him; he was blessed to be a blessing to so many whose lives he touched.

  • Doug was a member of our Emmaus share group for 21 years. I watched his faith grow over these past 21 years, especially as cancer became the focal point of his life. He never let it get him down as his faith in God grew. His biggest goal in the last years of his life was to walk Rachael down the aisle; he was so proud to do that. I loved him as a brother and will miss him dearly.

  • May you all be comforted by knowing Doug is with Jesus and you’ll join him there one day. There will be days when you think your hearts will break. Those are the times when the memories will be so precious. Our time here is so short…eternity is forever. Love and prayers, Carol Fisher

  • We have been praying for you Susan, and family ever since Pond and I heard, and we will continue. I have nothing but great memories of my friend. God is really proud of what His child has accomplished during his time here. My brother and my children were influenced in such a positive way during their tough times in life. Doug has encouraged me, even in his death to persevere and seek the Lords strength to enable me to accomplish more in my life like my friend and brother did with his.

  • The thoughts and prayers of the entire Heinlein family are with you. Doug was a wonderful cousin and friend, and an even better person. We will all miss him greatly.

  • I was blessed to know Doug: we were close friends during our middle school and junior high school days. It was great to re-connect at our 40th high school reunion nearly a year ago. During a long business trip drive today, I happened to listen to a playlist of music that included many Beatles songs. Doug loved the Beatles (especially the White Album) and this brought back many great memories of the time we spent together as kids in Bremen back in those days. My sincere condolences to Susan and all of Doug’s family.

  • Susan & family,
    Praying that u take rest and comfort in God’s peace. Sending my love and prayers to the family.


  • You will be missed Doug During my years working with you you were without a doubt one of the most respected and professional people I had the privilege to be around RIP