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Douglas L. Silliman

Douglas Lee Silliman was born to Leslie Ardell Silliman and Dorothy  Jeanne Besondy Silliman on August 9, 1944 in St James MN.

Douglas attended and Windom High School where he met Jane Ann

Doherty. They were married February 29, 1964.  Doug attended trade school in Mankato where he learned electronics.

Doug started out working for Leversons in Odin doing electronics and TV  repair. Later he had multiple business over his life. He fixed TV’s and  electronics, sold and installed TV satellite systems when the first came out  and ran the repair shop and rented movies. In later years he worked as a contractor and did repair and small building jobs. He also raised and sold  chinchillas.

Doug and Jane lived in MN most of their lives including Odin, Menahga,  Wabasha and for a time in Hot Springs SD. They owned a farm in  Cottonwood Co where they raised their son Thomas.

Doug was also engaged with his community. He served with the MN

National Guard, was a volunteer on the Odin fire department, and served  several years as Fire Chief and Mayor of the town of Odin MN.

Douglas passed peacefully in his sleep Dec 23, 2022 in his home in Odin  MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, stepparents and beloved wife Jane

Doherty, Silliman in 1998. He is survived by his son Thomas Lee Silliman  and wife Darlene Seaman Silliman of Enumclaw WA. He has one  granddaughter, Savannah Jayne Silliman of Enumclaw WA. Sister Debra

Silliman Haar and husband Roger Haar of Westbrook MN and their 3  children. Stepsister Konnie Brueck and husband Tom Brueck of Le Sueur  MN.

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