The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

North Dakota Man's Obituary Is Just 2 Words Long

An obituary for Douglas Legler, who passed away June 27, simply read "Doug Died."

By Katherine Biek | July 2, 2015

It's perhaps the shortest obituary we've ever seen. 

An obituary that ran in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for Douglas Legler simply read "Doug Died."

Now it turns out that wasn't a mistake on the part of the newspaper or Legler's family. Legler really wanted it to be that short. 

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"Just wanted it short and sweet. ... He just came up with it and said 'All I want is "Doug died,"'" Janet Stoll, Legler's daughter, told WDAY.

Multiple outlets seem to agree that Legler's obituary was "perfect."

On its website, the newspaper went into a bit more detail about Legler, writing the 85-year-old died June 27. 

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead even published a separate feature on Legler. His daughter told the publication: "He was very quick-witted, and funny. He was one of a kind. ... Everyone loved him that met him."

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