North Dakota Man Has the Best Obituary Ever

North Dakota Man Has the Best Obituary Ever
A gravestone with the inscription UNKNOWN U.S. SAILOR at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. (Frank Eltman/AP Photo)
Jack Phillips

A North Dakota man’s obituary is short and sweet.

In The Forum newspaper on July 1, Douglas Legler (who died on June 27, 2015) had the obituary, “Doug Died.”

And no, that isn’t a mistake, his daughter told

“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say ‘Doug Died,’” Janet Stoll, the daughter, was quoted as saying.

“(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?'”

According to another report from the newspaper, Legler lived a good life. He drove for Nash Finch, was a singer, a car enthusiast, and loved jokes (obviously).

“He was very lighthearted and had a great sense of humor,” Stoll said. “He was very quick-witted, and funny. He was one of a kind, he really was. Everyone loved him that met him.”

Cremated Mom ‘Gets Smoking Hot Body’

Sybil Marie Hicks from Ontario passed on Feb. 2, at the age of 82, and her obituary is going viral.

She worked with two of her children to pen the obituary.

“It hurts me to admit it… but I, Mrs. Ron Hicks from Baysville, have passed away,” the obituary in the Hamilton Spectator said.

“I passed peacefully with my eldest daughter, Brenda, by my side February 2, 2019 at 8:20 a.m.,” it added. “I leave behind my loving husband, Ron Hicks, whom I often affectionately referred to as a ‘Horse’s [expletive].’”

She also said she left behind “children whom I tolerated over the years; Bob (with Carol) my oldest son and also my favorite. Brian (with Ginette) who was the Oreo cookie favorite, Brenda AKA ‘Hazel’ who would run to clean the bathrooms when she heard company was coming.”

It continued: “I graduated from Waterdown High School with honors while wearing my shiny bright saddle shoes. I later graduated from Hamilton General Hospital School Nursing class of 1957B — Best Class EVER!”

And she quipped: “I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated.”

She concluded with, “For those of you who are wondering who assisted me in writing this… it wasn’t my husband, it wasn’t my oldest, nor was it my youngest ... Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back. Love, Sybil.”

CTV News reported that she battled Alzheimer’s disease for 18 years.
A stock photo shows a grave. (Madison Grooms/Unsplash)
A stock photo shows a grave. (Madison Grooms/Unsplash)

The obituary said that the “hell of a lot of stuff”  included two old TVs, a used toaster, and an Oldsmobile complete with a spoiler because “she loved putting the pedal to the metal.”

“If you’re looking for 2 extremely large TV’s from the 90s, a large ceramic stork (we think) umbrella/cane stand, a toaster oven (slightly used) or even a 2001 Oldsmobile with a spoiler (she loved putting the pedal to the metal), with only 71,000 kilometers and 1,000 tools that we aren’t sure what they’re used for. You should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine. This is not an ad for a pawn shop, but an obituary for a great Woman, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother born on May 12, 1921,” it said, the CBC reported.
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: