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Douglas R. Wilmot

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Douglas “Doug” Roy Wilmot, 77, of Johannesburg, MI passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021.

He was born to Melvin Sr. and Thelma (Tucker) Wilmot, on October 28, 1943, in Detroit, MI.

Doug went to Armada High School and worked at General Motors for 33 years. 

He married Therese Gietzen on August 4, 1995, in Casco, MI.  After retirement, they moved to Little Bear Lake to enjoy the outdoors.  He enjoyed biking, hiking, fishing, and boating in Northern Michigan.  Doug could be found helping out his friends and neighbors.  He most of all enjoyed living life to the fullest.

Doug was a member of the Armada and Lewiston Lions Club and a member of Lewiston Congregational Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; May Clearman, and Wayne Wilmot.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Therese; children, Pamela (Robert) Barnes, Brenda Reynaert; son-in-law Randall Reynaert; stepchildren, William (Shelly Seczawa) Smith, Garth (Jennifer) Frounfelker; grandchildren, Nina Carlson, Manda Barnes, Dakota Reynaert, William Maedel, Ashley Smith, Tosha Sabbagh, Logan Frounfelker, Quinten Frounfelker; seven great-grandchildren, and siblings, Alice Jean (Donald) Bussell, and Melvin Jr. (Jan) Wilmot.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Lewiston Congregational United Church of Christ, 3191 Kneeland St., Lewiston, MI 49756. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Webber Munson Cardiac Center ( by clicking the link), or through Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

8 comments on “Douglas R. Wilmot”

  1. Linda and Chet Sturgess

    Doug Wilmot was a true friend and faithful brother-in-law. We truly loved him with our highest respect for a wonderful man. We spent many good years on Little Bear Lake with him and Therese, and in Sunny Florida. We will greatly miss Doug and his homemade fudge. His wonderful smile and a great laugh, his open door to all of us. With deepest sympathy to The Wilmot Family and to Dougie, we toast you, buddy. We will miss you.

    • Jean And Bill Czopek

      Doug always made you smile and laugh. His kindness and willingness to help those who needed it was amazing. He will truly be missed by all.

      • I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to meet Doug, and his wife Therese, through Doug’s sister, Alice Jean. Doug and Therese welcomed me at their home when I visited with Jean and their other sister, May. Doug was always friendly and really nice. He took us (and even my dog) on a wonderful ride on their pontoon boat at their lake. It was such a happy, memorable day! Doug was famous for his fudge and he always remembered to send some back for me with Jean, when she visited him. I will always remember Doug’s kindness and generosity.
        My deepest sympathies,
        Pattie Pazdro and Gordon the dog

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      • Jeff Wardzinski & Kids

        Uncle Doug will be greatly missed. He was a dear Uncle and great with kids, we will never forget all the fun memories we had with him.

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      • From: Farrell Wagner
        My condolences to the family, sorry to hear about Doug, he was a good friend at Little Bear Lake.

        • So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Such a happy, go lucky, funny guy. He always had the best goofy hats and of course his fudge was the best!

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