Douglas Alan Coger Sr.

May 14, 1949December 8, 2018

Douglas A. Coger, 69, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in his home in Traverse City, Michigan. Born May 14th, 1949 in Traverse City, Michigan to Carroll and Clarice (Blue) Coger. He graduated from Kalkaska High School in 1967. Doug proudly served in the United States Military in the Vietnam War in the Air Force. After his service he attended Ferris State College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. Doug loved to spend time outdoors. From farming to kayaking, hiking to chopping wood, snowmobiling to snow shoeing. This is where he said he felt closest to God. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Everyone who met him remembered his big heart and even bigger laugh. He is survived by his daughter Nicola (Joseph) Dimarco, and his son Douglas Jr., and four grandchildren. Sisters Susan Sokolosk, and Laura Clark and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and younger brother John. A celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, December 15th 2018, at 1 pm at the American Legion in Fife Lake, Michigan.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 15, 2018

Douglas Alan Coger Sr.

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Debbie Henson

December 14, 2018

I just learned of Doug's passing and my heart sank...

My first encounter with him here at DH Pace was when he was in town for some meetings a couple of years ago. I was taking care of travel and lunches for the group and saw him for the first time. I had to look twice as he was the spitting image of my dad who had passed a few years ago and it brought tears to my eyes. I immediately struck up a conversation with him and we have exchanged emails periodically over the past few years. He had a very kind heart and soul ... you could see it in his eyes just like my father. You don't find many like them and it struck me hard today when I heard the news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as I am sure he had many! He will be missed greatly! He is now forever traveling in his heavenly RV with his maker...

Sincerely, Debbie Henson

Brian Gillespie

December 14, 2018

I was blessed to know Doug for almost 20 years through our work at DH Pace and our lives outside of work. Doug was a co-worker, a mentor, a friend, a confidant to many of us at Pace. When Doug walked in to your life, he brightened your day and you knew that he cared about you personally. His laugh was contagious, his wit sharp, and the stories unforgettable. Many great memories with Doug and the Baan team, time spent on-boarding new locations including a time where he moved to Denver for a year, and implementing inventory control systems.

Our deepest condolences to the family during this time. He loved his family, some of his favorite stories shared memories of cooking together. He loved to talk about time spent with his grandchildren over their summer visits together, skipping and collecting rocks, camping, traveling, picking wild berries, the Cherry Festival, falling asleep during a movie. He loved to shop with an affinity to shop for shoes. I am still not sure how I always ended up with more pairs when we shopped than he did. We thank you for sharing your father, brother, grandfather with us and thank you for always making us feel like family when we visited together.

He made us all better, we will all miss him!

Pam Glawson

December 13, 2018

Doug was more than a co-worker, he was our friend. Doug was an amazing support for me during a very hard time in my life, his joyful demeanor, his kind words, his caring smile will never be forgotten. I will truly miss him.
To Doug's family, I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobby Dennison

December 13, 2018

Doug is one of those individuals who everyone wants to have as a friend. His since of humor, honesty and respect for others are just a few qualities of his enormous room filling personality. Like everyone who has met Doug, I considered myself one of those fortunate individuals to have been blessed by his friendship. His never ending smile and wit brought a smile to everyone face.
My most memorable times spent with Doug are those times at work or dinner after work where we would just talk about our day or our favorite topics, ending up with each other laughing so hard that we both would end up with our stomachs aching from the laughter and tears in our eyes. These moments with an old friend will be unforgotten.

My sympathies to Doug's family as my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

You will be missed by all "Old Friend"

Laura Stewart

December 12, 2018

Doug started at DHPace not long after I did, and we worked on several big projects periodically, as well as working to solve users' individual concerns. Doug was always the most cheerful person in the room. Even if he was frustrated, he never made things unpleasant. He was always willing to help everyone, and always had a smile.
I'm glad I was able to work with and know Doug, even as I'm saddened by his passing. To the family, I wish you the strength and courage to do what you need to during this difficult time. And I am sure that at some point, happy memories will help heal the loss you feel now. My sympathy to all who are missing Doug.