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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Saturday September 10th, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Saturday September 10th, 2022

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Douglas P. Gigax

Douglas P Gigax, age 74, of Swanton OH, passed away peacefully in his home August 16, 2022. He was the son of John P Gigax and Dorothy (Craig) Gigax. Doug was a 1966 graduate of Swanton High School. In high school he worked the soda fountain in the family bakery. After high school he worked at Dana Spicer Corp. for 13 years as a Machine Operator. He then went on to State Line Steel Company and retired from IAC in Wauseon.

During that time, he married Shirley Souslin and spent 56 years together.  They raised two daughters, Amy & Jody. Doug was a member of the Delta Eagles 2597. He was a huge Ohio State fan and watched the game every weekend with his family. Then came the grandkids, Jake, Brooke, Mckinley, Madeline and great grandson Sawyer.  Doug enjoyed attending all their sports games over the years. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. Doug looked forward to the many fish fries, sitting on the Maumee River at Amy and Aaron’s. But his real happy place was going up to the cottage on the weekends.  He was a quiet and kind man to his family. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley; daughters; Amy (Aaron) Asmus, Jody (Harry) Baldwin; grandchildren; Brooke Baldwin, Mckinley & Madeline Asmus; great-grandson, Sawyer Asmus; great-granddaughter on the way in January and his brother, John C. Gigax.

Preceding him in death, his parents, John & Dorothy Gigax; brothers, Tom & Terry Gigax and grandson, Jake Baldwin.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 10th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a memorial service will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Toledo Humane Society or Humane Ohio.

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My thoughts and prayers for Shirley ,Amy,Jody for their loss of their husband and father. .

Sharon Coon Sep 9 2022 9:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gigax

Pat and Becky McClure Sep 6 2022 7:02 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Gigax family. I worked with Doug at IAC. He was wonderful to work with, everybody loved him. He was just a great man. Saying a prayer for the family to feel God's peace and love

Pat Cordes Sep 4 2022 10:26 PM

Dear Shirley and family,
So glad you have each other as you grieve Doug’s parting. Each of you will have different memories to share and remember. Sending love and prayers to you.

Carol and Bill Rittenbery Sep 4 2022 11:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gigax

Matt and Linda Reineck and family Sep 4 2022 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gigax

Carol and bill rittenbery Sep 3 2022 4:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gigax

Dave and Diane Everett Sep 2 2022 12:50 PM

Jim and I are so very sorry for the loss of your precious husband, Doug. He was a wonderful kind man and we will miss him dearly. We are praying for comfort and help for all of your decisions.
Sending love and hugs Shirley & family.❤️🤗
We are also praying for our wonderful daughter-in-law, Amy and her husband, Aaron Asmus family.. 🙏🙏🙏

Jim & Judy Hill Aug 30 2022 1:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Gigax

Debra Patterson Aug 26 2022 8:18 AM

Shirley, we are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. You are in our thoughts and we hope your happy memories with Doug will bring you comfort.
Barb & Charlie Guess

Barbara Guess Aug 25 2022 7:57 PM

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