The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 15, 2012

Douglas K. Flikeid

Published 10-16-12


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Celebration of life service for Douglas K. Flikeid, 73, of Enid, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Ladusau-Evans Chapel with Rev. Donald Heath officiating. Burial will follow in Ames Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doug was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Kenneth and Marian Dahl Flikeid and passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.

He was raised in Minneapolis, where he graduated from Vocational High School in 1957. He attended college in Minneapolis and Richland College in Dallas. He was a design engineer.

He entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 26, 1962, serving as military police until being honorably discharged on Jan. 25, 1968.  

Doug married Phyllis L. Hudson in 1962. She passed away Sept. 7, 1983.

Doug worked for several engineering firms, retiring from GEFCO.

He married Colleen Bland Oct. 12, 1991, in Enid.

Doug and Colleen enjoyed attending lifelong learning of Enid and many Chautauqua events.

Doug is survived by his wife, Colleen of the home; daughters, Christine Heath and husband Michael of Austin, Texas, and Kendra Pinkley and husband Brian of Enid; five grandchildren, Aaron, Mason and Haley Heath and Savannah and Sawyer Pinkley; sisters, Phyllis Bruneau, Carol Kazmierski and Lori Aamodt of Wisconsin.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Doug loved animals, and therefore, memorials may be made to Enid SPCA with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodians of the funds.

Condolences may be made online at ladusauevans.com.

Those unable to attend the service may view the service online at ladusauevans.com.  

“Doug was a quiet man and could not get a word in edgewise because of all of the women in his life.” He was much loved and will be dearly missed.

(Submitted by family)