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Douglas Pride

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Douglas Pride, age 51 of Elma, IA passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in his home. Douglas Ray Pride was born on March 15, 1965 to Billy and Laura (Franzen) Pride in Waverly, IA. Doug attended school in Charles City, IA and graduated in 1983. He worked at Sara Lee in New Hampton, IA for 17 years. Later he was employed at Winnebago in Charles City for several years before becoming employed by GMT Manufacturing in Waverly where he had worked to the present time. Doug was united in marriage to Robin Chambers on November 22, 1983 in New Hampton. The couple made their home in Cowell, IA until 1991 when they moved to Elma and have lived ever since. Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, NASCAR, Minnesota Vikings and spending time with his family and friends. Doug is survived by his parents Billy and Laura Pride of Charles City, IA; his wife of 32 years, Robin of Elma; children Matthias Pride of Osage, IA, Eric Pride of Alta Vista, IA, and Abigail Pride (Tramane Wilson) of Mason City, IA; granddaughter Zoe Wilson of Mason City, IA; sister Pam (Dick) Falde of Montrose, MN; father and mother-in-law Robert and Lynda Chambers of Elma; brother-in-law Bud Chambers of Greene, IA; sisters-in-law Ranae (Bob) Hejna of Floyd, IA and Roxanne Meek of Charles City; and several nieces and nephews.

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  1. I worked with Doug at Sara Lee and he was my lead at Winnebago. He was a great man, hard worker and always treated me like one of the guys. I have so many memories of just going out after work and he had an infectious laugh that made you join in. His entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing that you all have great memories to hold onto now. I will miss him. Jeanne Roder

  2. Im so sorry to hear of Dougs passing. My heart goes out to you Robin and family. Youre in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Doug will always be remembered to us as a great cousin and friend. Our thoughts and prayers to you. May Slug rest in peace. Galen and Sandy Franzen

  4. Bill, Laura, Robin Family We are so sorry to hear about Doug. May all of your great memories over the years help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Steve, Connie, Nick Franzen

  5. Dear Robin and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time, may your memories help you during your journey. What a great person Doug was and will always be~ love you my friend Christine Schlader

  6. Had many great times with slugger golfing and hunting and a few drinks Praying for you all at this time Happy!

  7. My lifetime friend will be dearly missed. We shared many good times. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. -Tim Wielinski

  8. My prayers and sympathy go out toall of the family. at this time. Doug is now free of pain and remember all the special memories that took plaace.

  9. Robin and Family I am so sorry I knew Doug alll my life Jefferson school, Junior and Senior High always a great friend. Lots of fun, memories and always had your back. I didnt see alot of him after school days but when I did we would always catch up , Im going to miss all the crazy times and scrapes we got into ..I will miss you buddy until we see each other again . Hang in there Robin and Family Im thinking of you all..God BlessSkip

  10. Robin and family so sorry to hear about Dougs passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  11. Robin and family, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. God Bless and know that we are here for you.

  12. Robin and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy is with you at this time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Traci Olson

  13. Robin, So sorry to hear this! You and your family are in our prayers. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Sue McDonald and family

  14. Robin, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May God give you all strength and courage in the days ahead. Sincerely, Joe and Teresa Klobassa

  15. Sending prayers thoughts – weve shared many good times together – sending hugs prayers to the family.

  16. I worked with Doug at Sara Lee. Hell of a card player. Nancy and I have many fond memorys of him back in the day. We are Sorry for your loss

  17. I worked with Doug for many years at Sara Lee. Hell of a card player. I have lots of fond memorys of Doug. Nancy and I are sorry for your loss. Gail Nancy Pontenberg

  18. Robin Family. Sending prayers for strength peace during your sad time of loss. God Bless Deb Morrison

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