North Dakota newspaper The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead ran the following obituary Wednesday for local resident Douglas Legler.
Forum arts columnist Kris Kerzman reported that Legler insisted for years that his death notice be short and to-the-point.
“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say ‘Doug Died,'” says Janet Stoll, Legler’s daughter. “(Other people’s obituaries) would say ‘he was the president of this, a director of this’ and Dad would say, ‘What, couldn’t they hold down a job?'”
Out of respect for Mr. Legler’s wishes, what more is there to say about his obituary other than “The End.”