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Douglas Clair

d. January 31, 2011


Douglas Lynn St. Clair, age 48, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, January 31, 2011 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO surrounded by family.

Doug was born October 8, 1962 in Keokuk Area Hospital, the son of Kenneth E. and Darlene A. Allen St. Clair.

He married his high school sweetheart, Sherri Lynn Buckallew on April 11, 1987, at the Kahoka United Methodist Church. They were blessed with three children, Ryan, Alexis and Paige.

Survivors include his wife, Sherri; his children: Ryan Douglas St. Clair,a student at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Alexis Lynn St. Clair, a student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and Paige Kristine St. Clair, of the home; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glen and Edna Buckallew of Kahoka; a brother, Michael K. (Kim) St. Clair of Kahoka; a sister, Beth A. (Mrs. Christopher) Boeding of Fort Madison; a brother-in-law, Brian (Julie) Buckallew of Des Moines, IA; step-mother, Betty St. Clair of Kahoka; step-brother, Danny (Kim) Moore of Keokuk; nieces and nephews and their families: Nicole (Mrs. Daniel) Zimmermann of Kansas City, KS, Courtney (Mrs. Chris) Kirchner of Kahoka, Lacey St. Clair and Cody St. Clair, both of Kahoka, Justin (Adrian) McFadden of West Point, Megan McFadden and Dalton Michael Boeding both of Fort Madison, Megan and Nathan Buckallew both of Des Moines, and Nathan and Andrew Moore of Keokuk; aunts and uncles: Chester and Virginia St. Clair of Kahoka, Noel Wayne and Juanita St. Clair of Canton, Catherine Dieterich of Kahoka, Zola Brammer of Kahoka, Waneva Haas of Kirksville, Lorene Davis of Columbia, Edward and Mary Buckallew of Lancaster, Ilene and Kenneth Anders of Unionville, Delphine Owens of Kansas City and Phyllis and Jerry Dively of Unionville; as well as many cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and infant sister-in-law, Susan Buckallew.

Doug graduated from Clark Co. R-1 High School in 1981 and received an associates degree from Indian Hills Community College, where he played on their basketball team for both years. He was working on finishing his bachelor's degree in business. This coming November he would have completed 25 years of employment with Griffin Wheel where he was currently Operations Manager of the Keokuk plant.

Doug truly enjoyed life. He loved raising livestock, fishing, hunting, basketball, mushroom hunting and barbecuing. He followed all sports on TV and was a huge MIZZOU and St. Louis Cardinal fan. He and his family were faithful members of the Kahoka United Methodist Church. He worked hard to build a good life for Sherri and his kids who were his greatest passion.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Kahoka Middle School auditorium with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating. Eulogies will be given by Ryan and Alexis. Burial will follow in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to his childrens education fund.

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