Dr. Kendric C. Douglas age 90 passed away at Ecumen Prairie Hill on March 24, 2021 after a long journey with Dementia. Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter on Saturday, April 10 from 1 to 2 pm. A private family service will follow with internment at Greenhill Cemetery in St. Peter.
“Doc” Douglas was born in Muskegon, Michigan on June 9, 1930 to Dr. Robert and Dr. Enid Fillingham- Douglas. He was a 1948 Graduate of North Muskegon High School where he was active in sports, raising chickens and working in the celery fields. Following his graduation, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies but choose instead to pursue his education at Michigan State University (per him the real MSU). He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology followed by his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1956. After practicing in Maine and Wisconsin he started his practice Houston, Minnesota in 1958. It was there that he met and married Lola Findreng Rough. He was active in the Lions Club and Boy Scouts. The family moved to Fairmont, MN for two years before settling in Saint Peter in 1969 where he joined the Kind Veterinary Clinic. He coached Pee-Wee hockey and even played in the “Over the Hill” hockey league. He enjoyed golf, fishing, woodworking, mowing his lawn and spending time with his family. He served on the Trinity Lutheran Church Council and was active in the construction of the current sanctuary. Following his 40 years of career in Veterinary Medicine he was elected to the St. Peter City Council. He was involved in the city’s recovery following the 1998 tornado including many improvements and projects in the city during his 12 years of service, retiring in 2007. His passion for animals, people, sports and family never diminish. He loved St. Peter but was a proud MSU Spartan to the end.
He is survived by his wife Lola of 62 years, Children Pam (Peter), Jennifer and Carrie; Stuart (Jeanne), Amy and Hallie; Steven (Kelly), Brad and Mallory; Emily (Teresa); Amanda, Ashley and Aaron and their families including 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his Michigan family including two sisters in law; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert and Edward and many beloved pets.
The Family wishes to thank the many staff of Ecumen Prairie Hill who provided great care and enjoyed his unique sense of humor. We would also like to thank Dr. Brennan/Bluestone Vista team and St. Croix Hospice for their care and support. Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.