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Douglas K. Ashton

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Service Details


Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 1:30-2:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, MN



Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, MN




Douglas Kevin Ashton, age 51 of Hutchinson, MN, formerly of Austin, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Douglas was born on June 9, 1966 in Austin, MN to Bruce and Mae (Bjork) Ashton. He graduated from Austin High School in 1984. Doug worked as a floral warehouse manager for many years in Minneapolis. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Doug was exceptionally talented and had a creative and artistic eye. Being colorblind did not stop him from creating one-of-a kind works of art. He also had a passion for good tunes and was a skilled guitar player. Doug will be dearly missed by his friends and family, and will be remembered as a gentle and kind soul.

Doug is survived by his sisters Diane (Jimmy Meyer) Ashton of Austin, Debra (Deane) Nelson of Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephews Deven (Michelle) Leidall, Jaynie Bolster, Lisa Leidall, Tyler Bolster and Aimee Leidall; great nieces and nephews Allan Evans, Kloey Nelson, Avery Bolster, Alana Nelson and Ashton Leidall; his Godmother Ruth Schmidt of Stillwater, MN, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Mae Ashton; grandparents Kenneth and Eileen Ashton, Fred Sr. and Mabel Bjork; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Reverend David Simerson officiating. The Ashton family will greet friends from 1:30 to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday afternoon prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.


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