Douglas James Malliet, 69, of Readstown passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 10, 2022, surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 22, 1952, in Fairmont, MN, the son of James D. Malliet and Mary Ann (Dibble) Malliet. Doug graduated from Holy Name Seminary in 1970 and continued his education at Madison Area Technical College. He graduated in 1974 with a degree in Land Surveying. He married Barbara Jabs on June 1, 1974, in Middleton, WI.
Doug and Barb were blessed with two sons – Gabriel (1976) and Andrew (1979). Doug worked as a land surveyor for a few years and then became a school business manager for the Barneveld School District. In 1993, they bought a farm in Kendall and Doug spent many happy days working outside on the farm and doing land surveying. In 1998, he and Barb moved to Florida to care for Barb’s father. They moved back to Wisconsin in 2001 and Doug resumed his career as a School Business Manager working in several districts in southwest Wisconsin. Barb passed away in 2006.
On May 1, 2009, Doug married Sandra Moore Jacobson in Viroqua, WI and welcomed three stepdaughters to his family – Anna, Inga and Lenae. In 2011, Sandy retired from her job and she and Doug shared a business manager position at Kickapoo Area Schools for the next six years. Doug retired from Kickapoo in 2017.
Doug enjoyed playing guitar and drums. He was a member of the band, The Messengers, for 11 years and played gospel music in many churches and other venues. He also enjoyed traveling with the band Sandy played in – The DisChords - where he helped with equipment set up, driving and visiting with people in the audience.
His passion was riding motorcycles. He would ride whenever he could and enjoyed a few trips to Sturgis and riding all over the Driftless region.
Doug was a member of several different Lions Club, was an active member of BMZ Church in Boscobel and served on the committee for the Boscobel Mobile Pack for Feed My Starving Children. He was a very generous man and always willing to help anyone that needed it.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Malliet and Mary Malliet; wife, Barbara Jabs Malliet; sister, Janel Malliet Blake; brother, Dominic Malliet.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two sons, Gabriel (Beth) Malliet and Andrew (Terry) Malliet; three step-daughters: Anna Jacobson, Inga (Kayne) Cushman and Lenae Jacobson; eight sisters: Jean (William) Purcell, Jennifer (Donald) Kryskowski, Julie (Duane) Malliet-Nowak, Jackie (Mark Tiedt) Malliet, Jill Malliet, Jerilyn Malliet, Jodeen Malliet, Jamie (Dave Newton) Malliet; one brother, Dan (JoAnn Clough) Malliet; grandchildren: Samuel, Ella, Aiden, Skye, Dakota, CJ, Payton, Braelyn, Grace, Larry, Gwen and Diana; great grandchildren: Tayden, Brinley, Adelynn and Raylyn; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Mt Zion Methodist Church, 21527 Mount Zion Rd, Boscobel WI 53805 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be at the church from 11:00 AM until time of service. A luncheon will follow at The Gays Mills Community Center.
Interment in White Church Cemetery in Barneveld, WI at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in memory of Doug to: Feed My Starving Children, Kickapoo Area School District, or BMZ Church in Boscobel.
The Roth Family Cremation Center is serving the family.
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