Douglas M. Tanberg
Age 76 of Little Canada
Passed away on July 1, 2023.
Doug was a Stillwater High School graduate and a proud veteran of the Air Force where he was a jet mechanic and worked on SR17 Blackbirds and B52 Bombers. While in the military he was stationed at Minot, N.D., Glasgow, MT., Guam and Okinawa. While serving in Guam he was exposed to Agent Orange which may have contributed to his health issues. He spent most of his career at Deluxe Check Printing which he retired from. He also worked after retirement at Lyngblonsten in St Paul, in the office. As a man of faith, he was very involved in his church. Doug loved family, people and animals. Dogs and horses held a special place in his heart. He carried many dog treats with him in case he met up with a dog. He also attended the Minnesota Horse Expo many times. He enjoyed traveling to see family and friends that he had all over the country. He loved telling stories about the family history, things that he learned about or had first hand knowledge of. Doug could talk to anyone and enjoyed everyone he met. He had numerous friends that he kept in contact with for decades. He remembered everyone’s birthday and took time to send a card each year. He took a lot of time to find the right card for each person. He was a very giving man and would give a helping hand if he could. He was known to just show up if someone had a need that he could help with. He was a regular at the North St Paul car show on Friday nights and going to Back to the 50’s at the fairgrounds every year. He made many new friends there sharing and adding to his encyclopedia knowledge of cars from talking to people.
Douglas is survived by his daughter, Jennifer; grandchildren, Dominick and Francesca; siblings, Dan of Clarissa, MN, Gary (LeAnn) of Braham, MN, Penny (Tim) Iverson of Taiwan; 5 nieces and 5 nephews; and 6 great-nephews and 2 great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Blanche; brother, Dale; great-nephew, Alex.
Memorial Service 11am Friday, July 14th at Christ Lutheran Church, 11194 36th St. N, Lake Elmo, with visitation beginning one hour prior.