A memorial service for Douglas J. Ocheltree will be held on Friday, April 8, at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Visitation begins at 1:00 with the service starting at 2:00. Doug, 67, of Rochester, passed away on Feb. 2, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 9, 1943, in Richfield, Minn., to Loren and Hedvig (Svitak) Ocheltree. Doug graduated from Richfield High School and the University of Minnesota. He moved to Rochester and taught English and speech at Mayo High School. For the last 20 years, he worked at Andy's Liquor Store where he could share his love and appreciation of wine with others. Doug and Susan Nemoede were married on July 12, 1968, in Rochester.Survivors include his wife; his mother-in-law, Edna Nemoede of Rochester; his sisters-in-law, Ann (Tom) Schwalen of Rochester and Bonnie Denzer of Utica, Minn.; and nephews and nieces - Edward (Susan) Denzer, Theona Denzer, Hans Hull, and Miriam Hull. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Sharon (Ocheltree) Hull, and his brother, David.Memorials can be directed to the family.
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Doug was my first cousin. Our mothers were sisters. I had not seen Doug in many years, but I remember him as such a cute boy. He had dimples, curly hair and a really sweet smile. We cousins always had so much fun at our grandmother's house on special occasions.
My very deepest sympathy to Doug's wife. He will be remembered in my prayers.
Doug was my first cousin. He sent my mom, his Aunt Gert, a nice card with a handwritten note for her 95th birthday. The cousins had wonderful times at our grandparent's home and other occasions growing up. Sympathy to his wife. Susan (LeVoir) LeVeille
dear susan)from our entire schumann family please know that our entire family is feeling your pain and loss of your husband.it must a difficult time no doubt. please remember we are here next door/ to help you in any way. just say the word.with love/ don deb miranda maria schumann.
I had Mr. Ocheltree for 10th grade English and know that he changed my life a great deal. Was sorry to hear of your loss. Am sure that he added a great deal to your lives. Just thinking about the day he was playing "Mr. Tamberine Man" on his guitar and no one in the class recognised it. Remember "Our Goodly Fare" and "Death Of A Ball Turret Gunner". Two poems that I remember. Wow! I will miss him. Thanks Dave K.