January 26, 1942 – Dec. 8, 2016

Douglas Stadick, 74, left this earth on the morning of Dec. 8 in the arms of his son Jon Stadick, due to a sudden heart attack.

Doug was loved by all who knew him as a generous, encouraging man who always wanted to be a blessing to others. He and his wife Diane recently celebrated their 50th anniversary this fall.

Doug and Diane’s hearts and home were open to both friends and strangers – anyone who needed help and love. Many a night he would call Di at home and say, “Set another three places on the table tonight,” as he brought home dinner guests who needed a place of welcome and friendship.

Doug was a hard worker his entire life, starting as a young boy picking beans. He was a choker setter for Weyerhaeuser and then went to work for Pioneer Title in Seattle. He started his own insurance company in North Bend, Wash., in 1973. In the fall of 1981 he and Diane sold everything and moved to Salem, Ore., where Doug used his financial and leadership skills at the non-profit organization Youth With A Mission. He served there for 11 years, where he and Diane traveled on mission trips to Mexico and Belize many times to spread the message of God’s love.

From 1992 to 2001, Doug purchased and ran a property management company with his two partners, Dan Noble and Jon Stadick. He spent the next 13 years on the road with Diane, living and traveling around the country and making friends wherever they went. In June 2014 they moved back to Salem to settle for good.

Doug was a proud U.S. veteran. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Hawk Missile section and working in communications. He was honorably discharged. Doug did, however, develop a lifelong aversion to sand between his toes, having spent many months living on a sandy beach during the war!

He is preceded in death by his father Clarence Stadick, his mother Mary Stadick, his two sisters Nancy Peden and Kay Stadick, and his grandson Austin Swanson.

He is survived by his lovely wife of 50 years, Diane; his three children, Kelli Swanson Jaecks (Ronald), Glenn Swanson (Suzanne) and Jon Stadick (Sunny); and six grandchildren, Keston and Brea Obendorf (Renato), and Jared, Bethany, Jesse and Marion Swanson. He also is survived by his older brother Ron Stadick (Marlene) and younger sister Ruth Meadows (Joe) and many beloved nieces, nephews and close family members, including Dan, Louise, Josh and Katie Lou (Josiah) Noble.

The family will hold a celebration of life for Doug at 1 p.m., Monday Dec. 19, at Church on the Hill, in Turner, Ore. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to two of Doug’s favorite non-profits:

Youth With A Mission (“donate” tab, “in memory of”)

Or checks can be mailed to:

YWAM Salem

7085 Battlecreek Rd SE

Salem, OR 97317

(Enclose a separate note “in memory of Doug Stadick”)


Gleanings for the Hungry

www. (“support our ministry” tab, “donate,” “in memory of”)

or checks can be mailed to:

Gleanings for the Hungry

P.O. Box 309

Saltana, CA 93666

(Enclose a separate note “in memory of Doug Stadick”)

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