Douglas Alan “Doug” Demaree, 64, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020.
Cremation has been effected.
A private Mass will be held for the family. Friends are invited to attend the graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19 at Parker Cemetery. Father Sam Brand will officiate. Directly following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at the Parkerfield Community Building for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Casual/cool clothing is encouraged for all who attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Doug’s name to the Arkansas City Recreation Commission. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.
Doug was born Sept. 11, 1955, to Delbert C. and Isabel R. (Lohkamp) Demaree, in Arkansas City. He grew up attending schools in Ark City, where he graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1973. After high school, Doug went to work for Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) as a conductor for 42 years until his retirement.
He married the love of his life, Lisa Darland, on Dec. 7, 1979 in Mulvane. The couple made their home in Arkansas City. Doug was a family man who loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, going to the lake with his family and having breakfast with his railroad buddies. Most of all he cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of the home; children, Jessica Morgan and husband, Michael, Ashley Demaree and Carson Stalnaker, and Chase Demaree and wife, Hannah; grandchildren, Kyce, Kale, Elliot and Ethan Morgan, Avery and Max Wilson, Alex Stalnaker, and Natalie and Reece Demaree, all of Arkansas City; brothers, Dale Demaree and wife, Patricia, of Olathe, Don Demaree and wife, Diana, of Wichita, Dennis Demaree and wife, Keri, of San Antonio, Texas, and Delbert Demaree and wife, Christi, of Winfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.