Douglas Bruce “Doug” Missman
March 12, 1958 ‒ September 05, 2017
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 https://www.mypelotonia.org/donate.jsp?MemberID=790 or KAIROS Prison Ministry International at http://www.kairosprisonministry.org/planned-and-estate-gifts.php