Douglas Koser

Born: Lincoln NE on 05 August 1925

Passed away: Weatherford TX on 06 January 2016

Aged: 90 years

Funeral Date: 13 January 2016

Service Details

Buried at the National Cemetery, Fort Worth Texas with honor guard and taps played.

Funeral Company

Galbreaith, Weatherford, TX

The Story

Koser, Douglas Rolland passed away on January 6, 2016 in Weatherford, TX. Douglas was the oldest of 3 children born in Lincoln, NE on August 5th, 1925 to George Rolland and Margaret (Rathburn) Koser. Doug started his life on a farm assisting his family in the Dairy Business, enlisted into the Navy at the age of 18 to serve his Country in World War II. Assigned as a signalman to the USS Gambier Bay, he survived the sinking of the ship off the island of Samar, Philippines on October 25, 1944 by floating in a net life boat for 2 days in the Pacific Ocean until rescued. Ironically, it was aboard another aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise that he met his future wife Florence (Darrington) Koser, one year to the day of the sinking while docked in the New York harbor during a Navy day celebration. After the war, Douglas and Florence returned to Lincoln where they both worked in the family owned business, Koser Supply Company a Wholesale Plumbing and Heating Company. Upon retirement they moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida so they could continue their passion for playing golf, Doug taught Flo how to golf in their earlier years and both were fierce competitors in the sport. In 1999, they moved to Weatherford, TX to be closer to their daughter Susan and live out their remaining years of their lives together. Their union produced 3 children, Robert, Stephen and Susan, 4 grandchildren, Jason, Henry, Myles and George Koser, and 1 great granddaughter Mia Koser all of which are still surviving, along with his sister Jolene Weart.
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For a better view of photo, click on it. This was taken on their first date. They were married for 60 years.

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