Douglas Doyle Eland, 74, of Westerville, Ohio passed away Friday, May 14, 2021. He was born in Burlington, Iowa on December 26, 1946 to James Kermit Eland and Ethel Wright Eland. Doug grew up in West Alice, Wisconsin and Mediapolis, Iowa. He reached the level of Eagle Scout and attained an MBA from the University of Iowa. He was a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He had a sharp wit, a quick mind, and a keen sense of humor. He devoted himself to the study of God’s Word and was a strong man of faith. He was a history lover, and he greatly loved music and musicals. He was the epitome of quiet strength, a humble leader, and a steadfast supporter of others. He loved his family dearly, and was always ready to lend a helping hand, give out wise counsel, or just support those around him with a hug or a joke.
He is survived by his loving family, which includes his wife, Marla Hendricks Eland, children Matthew Hope Eland (Heather), Wesley Hendricks Eland (Stephanie) and Hannah Grace Eland, and granddaughter Natalie Ann Mason. Doug is also survived by his younger brother Bradley Hope Eland.
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