Michael Doust

Obituary of Michael Doust

Michael Doust died July 28, 2020 with his loving wife, Marjorie, at his side.Mike was born October 31, 1949, in Huron, Ohio to Arthur and Kate Doust. He graduated from Fremont Ross High Scholl in 1967 and continued his education at the University of Hartford in mechanical engineering and Tiffin University for an MBA. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sisters, Elizabeth and Ginny (Ben) Chambers; brother, Patrick (Richard North), and son, Trevor (Jen); son, Ben Ingersoll (Kristin) with children Ryan, Claire, and Lexi; and several nephews and great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Kate Doust; and sister and brother-in-law Susie and John Maines and their daughter, Kelly. Although Michael was a mechanical engineer, he spent much of his time at GE in aerospace as a Unit Manager and went on to work in management with other companies, finishing his career as the president of a medical device company. Each year after retirement he became more like himself – not defined by corporate and social mores; but a creative person. When he retired, he focused his boundless energy on making wonderful wooden objects like boxes, pens, wine glasses and other unique items. Mike was challenged by an auto-immune disease that was slowly robbing the use of his hands, but it did not limit his fabricating. He enjoyed talking to customers and selling his works at the Art – Walk and the Fresh Market in Gulfport. It was the job he never tired of going to. He was a caring and generous person. Each Christmas, every member of his large family would receive a turned Christmas ornament, or a magnificent gift made from wood. Although Mike’s life has ended too soon, ours will go on and we will keep his memory alive – embedded in his handmade gifts and in our hearts.
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