KALONA - Douglas Roy Audiss was born July 29, 1967 in South Dakota, the son of Mickey and Betty (Schoenfelder) Audiss. He graduated from Owatonna Christian School in Owatonna, Minnesota. He has lived in the Brighton and Kalona communities since 1993. Doug worked at the Kalona Sales Barn for many years. He attended Crosspoint Baptist Church. Doug died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home in Kalona at the age of 50 years.
He is survived by his parents Mick and Betty Audiss of Richland; 5 siblings: Dewain Audiss of Ainsworth, IA; Cindy Schultz and her husband Larry of Owatonna, MN; Darrell Audiss and his wife Molly of Merrillville, IN; Lizzie Long and her husband Chris of Owatonna, MN; Dan Audiss of Washington, IA; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3:00-4:30 PM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, followed by a funeral service at 5:00 PM. Pastor Mike Barr will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Owatonna, MN. A general memorial fund has been established.
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My sincere condolences to the family of Douglas Audiss. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to "soon swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Every sale day for me began and ended with a word from Doug. He would always start the day letting me know that the scale was ready. As the last consignment of the day came into the ring, Doug would announce, “Fill your load” to let us know we had reached the end. After that he would come into the sale ring and ask if everything had been checked off. He took his job very seriously.
We communicated throughout the sale: he understood the necessity of a balanced scale, the importance of correct weights, and we worked together to be sure things were done properly. I couldn’t see him, but I could hear everything he said.
Doug was often on hand to help me unload or load livestock, too. He always had a comment to make about the vehicle I was loading things into, it made him smile.
During the cold days of winter, Doug would be sure to put a tarp up across the front of the sale block after the sale was over, and keep the heater running, so that the computers would not freeze. He was kind and considerate.
I enjoyed working with him and will really miss him.
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