Douglas David Mingus, age 91 of Deerwood joined his wife in his eternal home on February 9, 2020 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on February 9, 1929 in Oakland, CA to Scott and Bessie (Dougal) Mingus. Doug grew up in Cromwell, MN. Doug married Betty Lou Bryant on December 31, 1949 in Duluth. He was employed as a bricklayer and a college administrator. He graduated from St. Thomas College in St. Paul with a degree in History and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, with a Masters in College Business Management. Doug was part of the administration of the Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, WI and the Northland College in Ashland, WI. He returned to bricklaying when they moved to Deerwood in the 1970’s. Doug was a devoted member of the St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin.
Doug is survived by two sons, David Mingus of Nashville, TN and Mark (Laurie) Mingus of Thompson’s Station, TN; one daughter, Cynthia (Donald) Lent of Deerwood; one brother, John Mingus of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Megan Lent, Andrew (Kirsten) Lent, Rachel (Josh) Nienow, Ericka (Jonathan) Sugiyama and Nathan (Mallory) Mingus; and two great grandchildren, Brandon Lent and Deklan Mingus.
Preceding Doug in death are his parents; his wife of 69 years Betty Lou, three brothers, Truman, Bob and Vance; and one sister, Gertrude Christy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Burial will be at the St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin. A visitation will be on Tuesday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
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