Douglas E. Heichel

July 22, 1960 ‒ January 15, 2016

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Douglas E. Heichel, age 55 of Columbus and formerly of Mansfield passed away Friday, January 17, 2016 at OSU Medical Center.

He was born on July 22, 1960 in Mansfield to the late Jack and Ruth (Keller) Heichel.  Doug was a graduate of Mansfield Madison High School in 1978 and The Ohio State University.  Throughout his life he worked in various fields of interest and in numerous capacities with the operations of Dairy Queen.

A proud Eagle Scout, he lived his life according to the Scout Law. Having a huge heart he was fun loving and a mentor to many work associates. He was also an avid gamer, and former little league coach.  He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, being a wonderful father to Derek Caley who precedes him in death, and as a true and loyal friend.

Those left to cherish his memory are numerous close friends and extended family members.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m.  on Saturday, April 2nd at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074, where memorial services will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Just as Doug lived his life giving in many ways memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Doug’s family. Doug was a loving soul and will be missed.

  • My prayers and sympathy go out to dougs family ,doug was a kind friend to me during grade school at east mansfield ,missed him after after we all graduated from high school .prayers to doug ,he will be missed . Cheryl

  • Thoughts and prayers are with Doug’s friends and family. May the Lord grant peace to all as Doug joins his parents and son in his eternal home.

  • My condolences to the friends and family of Doug. May he rest in peace in the comfort of the Good Shepherd.

  • Mr and Mrs Woodruff will always be in my memories. You were always such a great guy and a faithful reunion participant. RIP, Doug

  • To the Heichel family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers
    Scout and Main St. Church friends Bob and Sandy Milum and Soni Childs