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Douglas E. Burrows

Douglas E. Burrows

January 12, 2020

Douglas E. Burrows, 67, died at home Sunday, January 12, 2020, after a short illness. Doug was born to Everett and Patricia Burrows on February 6, 1952. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1970 and married Linda (NEE Korthals) on May 27, 1973. To this union three sons were born- Creighton, Nathan, and Jason.

Doug, “the Fat Guy”, worked at Bothun/Eau Claire Automotive Group for the last 35 years. He was passionate about Conservation issues locally and statewide, pheasant hunting, trap shooting, making friends wherever life took him. He was active in Pheasants Forever where he served as Chapter President and received the State Delegate of the Year in 2016; Eau Claire County delegate to Wisconsin Conservation Congress where he received the Conservationist of the Year in 2016; Eau Claire County Stewardship Board; Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Eau Claire Sports Commission, delivered Meals on Wheels for 20 years, and served meals monthly at the Community Table with the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Group.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda; sons, Creighton (Heather), Hudson, Nathan (Teresa), Eau Claire, Jason (Jennifer), Eau Claire; grandchildren Kyle, Paige, and Ethan Burrows; mother, Patricia Wallace, Altoona; brother, Al (Lorie) Burrows, Maple Grove, MN; brothers and sister-in-law, James (Jean) Korthals, Viroqua, Susan (Greg) Paul, Taylor, TX, Gary (Carla) Korthals, Sparta, Gordy (Becky) Korthals, Oshkosh, Eric (Caryn) Korthals, Baraboo; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends; and by his faithful hunting companion “Tux”.

He is preceded in death by father, Everett; granddaughter, Emily; stepfather, Norman Wallace; father and mother-in-law, John and Alice Korthals; and his faithful hunting companions “Java” and “Shadow”.

Funeral services for Doug will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire.  Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Friday and again one hour prior to services ALL AT THE CHURCH. 

Memorials can be directed to St. Matthew Lutheran Church; Pheasants Forever for habitat/pollinator projects c/o Jim Murray 700 S. 57th Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703; or the Community Table online at www.thecommunitytable.org. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Linda and family sincerely thank the staff of the Prevea Cancer Center, the staff Sacred Heart Hospital CCU and 5th units for all the excellent care during the three months of this cancer journey. Thank you to nurses of St. Joseph’s Hospice for helping us to bring Doug home for his final days.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center is serving the family.  


3-7 p.m. Friday and again one hour prior to services ALL AT THE CHURCH.


11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire.

Florist Information

May's Floral - (715) 836-8220 - All flowers should be delivered to the church Friday, Jan 17 BETWEEN 1 and 2 p.m.


  • Dale Maas Please accept my condolences in this very difficult time. I knew Doug for many years and sat through many meetings with him on conservation issues. Doug was well respected for his leadership and dedication and will be missed.
    I know we will meet again for an adult beverage and a pheasant hunt in time.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand my friend!

    Dale Maas
    Conservation Congress

    January 20 at 10:57am

  • Anne-Marie Johnson Our sincere condolences to Doug's family. We are so sorry not to be able to attend due to the storm. Carl and I have been telling Doug stories all week. He sure was entertaining and witty. I will forever be grateful that Doug hired me even though I knew nothing about cars nor sales!!! I wish I could tell you some of my stories. Maybe some day. We are praying for all of you as there will be a big empty hole in your lives. With love and respect, Carl and Anne-Marie

    January 17 at 4:39pm

  • Mike Keil Thank you for being a great friend and mentor on how to be a part of the community and fields. You work family will miss you more than you can know. Say hello to Java and Shadow for me.

    January 17 at 5:28am

  • Brian Westrate Doug was a great guy, and a good man, if you know Doug you'll be the type of person who knows why those are two different things. It was an honor to know him. May God bless his family and friends during this time of loss. Maybe he can get 100/100 on the range in Heaven. Peace my friend.

    January 15 at 5:12PM

  • LARRY A LAEHN Condolences to the family on the passing of Doug. His service to conservation in Wisconsin is appreciated.

    Larry Laehn, Director WI Wildlife Federation

    January 15 at 1:22PM

  • Mark LaBarbera/Outdoor Heritage Education Ctr. Doug's legacy lives on in our loving memories, along with in the hearts and minds of all the others he positively influenced. A highlight of our work together was his leadership and support for the award-winning "Pheasants in Wisconsin" TV special hosted by Dan Small and filmed by fellow PF chapter member Dave Roll. Doug's involvement was critical to its success. We mourn his loss but find comfort in knowing that he watches over us and inspires us to pass along our outdoor heritage and conservation values to future generations.--Mark L

    January 15 at 10:57AM

  • Peter Mayer Sorry for your loss, god bless, so long Doug we will miss you and smile.

    January 14 at 3:58PM

  • Pat Bartholomew Class act. He did it his way. RIP. Long time Buddy.

    January 14 at 3:43PM

  • Linda & Robert Webber for the friendship & memories that we have shared in the past years we are most grateful. rest in peace Doug. our prayers are with you and your family.
    So long tell we meet again.

    January 14 at 2:28PM

  • Dave McDermid Linda and Pat, what a wonderful husband and son you had. I really don’t believe there is a nicer guy in Eau Claire than Doug. Wonderful to work with at Bothun/EC Auto, great times in Boy Scouts, a volunteer and supporter of so many causes, a friend for fifty years....he will truly be missed.

    January 14 at 1:43PM

  • Tom Giles I've known Doug since our days in Boy Scouts. One of the nicest guys you'd want to meet and especially buy a car from.
    Just about everyone in our family bought a car through Doug. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    Rest in peace.

    January 13 at 7:57PM

  • Christina Zaleski Our entire extended (Seubert) family have such fond memories of Doug. Each year at the celebrity trap shoot event he treated all of us as family. Rest In Peace, Doug. We will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    January 13 at 5:35PM

  • Bill Kries So sorry to hear, Doug was a great person to know and work with. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    January 13 at 4:50PM

  • Dave Roll Doug, it was an honor and pleasure to know you and to work alongside you toward a common goal of conservation and land stewardship. Your leadership skills and focus on mentoring will live on through all the lives you've positively touched.

    Nothing but tall grass and easy going-away shots for you now. Peace.

    January 13 at 9:21AM

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