Family jokester gets the last laugh with obituary

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NORTH DAKOTA (KTVI) – Death could not stop one man from causing his family to laugh.

Along with a photo of himself, Doug Legler summed up his life with two words: “Doug died.”

Before he died, the 85-year-old wrote his own short obituary and made his family promise to publish when he died. Without knowing what he wrote, Legler’s family submitted the obituary.

Legler passed away on June 27th. He was known for leaving half voice mail messages to ensure people called back and for carrying around a photo of his late wife.