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October 10, 1940 - November 13, 2020

The service to celebrate Fred’s life and love will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather together once again. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the music program of First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Interlochen Center for the Arts, or a music organization which holds significance for you, c/o the funeral home

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We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was such a positive force in our lives and we will miss him terribly. May God hold and comfort you as you remember him and the impact he had on those who were blessed to know him.

Posted by Andy & Tammy Eaton on November 20, 2020

I am very sorry to learn of Fred's death. During his many years at Fetzer Broadcasting in Kalamazoo, Fred led broadcast news teams of excellence second to none. He had a great presence and was the consummate professional. At the same time, he had a rare talent for and deep appreciation of the arts and was a valuable contributor to the cultural life of Kalamazoo. We have lost a fine man. Heart-felt condolences to his family.

Posted by Garrard Macleod on November 18, 2020

Nancy and family, you have our sincere sympathies. May the Lord comfort you.

Posted by Zoe and Gene Miller on November 17, 2020

Keeping you all in our hearts. Our families have been connected for a very long time. Our family will always smile when we remember the giant round object that was put on the WKZO Radio Tower wayyyy long ago - I am sure that it was probably for Weather or something. We always said Mr. Douglas put that giant egg there - can't imagine the bird that he got it from. Love to you all.

Posted by Carolyn Betke on November 17, 2020

My condolences to the Douglas family. Fred's endearing personality and work ethic helped shape WKZO radio/ TV into a regional and statewide news leader. I was fortunate to have Fred as a colleague and friend. Rest in peace. -Stan Smart

Posted by Stan Smaet on November 16, 2020

Our heart and prays go out to the Nancy and the rest of the family. I have only very good memories of Fred at Manitou custom homes with his good humor. His favorite comment was "my plate is full" to the extreem amount of work there was to do there . But he kept going.

Posted by Teresa and Henk Teerink on November 15, 2020

To Fred’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Fred as well as his broadcasts. He was a great man. You have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Judy Todd Wood on November 15, 2020

Although our paths crossed briefly during the years, meeting first at Allegan High School, and then occasionally at class reunions, Fred was a friend to all. I remember his wonderful voice, his sense of humor, and how he showed a loving and caring spirit as he and Nancy helped with our class reunions. I take comfort knowing that his love for our Savior has given him eternal life where all who believe will meet again. He left our world a better place and shared it so beautifully with his family.

Posted by Joan Simmons on November 14, 2020

To the Douglas family I am sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I worked with Fred for many years at WKZO. He was a joy to work with and will be missed.

Posted by Ron Carpenter on November 14, 2020