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Douglas Alan Beisner

February 8, 1958 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 61)
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Douglas Alan Beisner, age 61, of Smyrna, DE passed away on February 28, 2019 after a six-year courageous battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by his son, Wade from his marriage to Kathy Evans Beisner and his companion, Mary Bovenzi who was his support system and cared for his every need during his illness.

Doug was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up on Appleby Road in New Castle, DE. He was a graduate of William Penn High School and served active duty in the United States Navy from 1976-1980 as an Airframe Mechanic working on T-28 and A-4 Aircrafts. After his public service he worked part-time at Wolfs Nursery and attended Delaware Technical and Community College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.

From 1982-1987, he was co-owner of Greener Landscapes, Smyrna, DE; and from 1987-1989, co-owner of Nichols Nursery, Newark, DE. His work in the excavation business began in 1989 working as Site Foreman for Nichols Excavation and Landscape, followed by his work with Chris’s Backhoe Service installing septic systems. In 2001, Doug started his own excavation company, Mill Creek Construction, serving homeowners in Central and Southern Delaware until 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Constance Lutz and Chester Wilson Beisner; and sister, Dottie Blevins.

He is survived by his brother, Conrad (Gus) Casey of Ft. Meyers, FL; special friends and next-door neighbors, Debbie Mulholland and Steve Price; several nieces and nephews; and a host of many close friends.

Doug will be remembered for his uncanny sense of humor, his love of history, and spending time in his sportsman’s lounge with his closest friends. He had an ability to fix anything for anyone and specialized in small engine repair. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, and sports betting. Doug was highly intelligent and you could always count on him to know the answer to any question.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11 am in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main Street in Smyrna. Funeral services will begin at 12 pm. Burial with military honors will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s name can be made to The American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way #205, New Castle, DE 19720 or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301.

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