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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Douglas "Chez" Leon Stevens
October 19, 1961 - January 29, 2018

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Williston,ND
Age: 56

Doug “Chez” Stevens, 56, of Williston, ND, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.

Doug was born October 19, 1961 in Williston, ND to Art and JoAnn Stevens. He grew up with his five siblings in Trenton, ND where he graduated in 1979.

After high school he jumped right into his skills as a mechanic and started his career at Bomac Drilling in 1979. He then spent twenty-two years at Oneok and the last seven years he spent traveling the country with ECOAFS as a Bi-fuel diesel technician.

During Doug’s younger adult years, he loved watching his little brother, Darwin race motocross and was his biggest supporter. He would travel the country to watch him compete. Doug was an integral part of Darwin’s motocross career making sure he had a motorcycle to ride.

Doug had a strong love of family. He would spend many hours out at the family farm tending to its aging house and property. He made sure to leave a remarkable legacy for his children and grandchildren to enjoy long after he is gone. He loved every moment spent with his two daughters; Amanda and Alexa, and his three grandchildren; Keegan, Kamryn and Avery. They were all the light of his life. Whatever he was doing, where ever he was at, if they needed anything he would drop everything to be there for them. Every morning he was in town, Doug would make special trips to get coffee and chocolate milk for his family.

Doug enjoyed building his Budweiser trophies for anyone who would ask, and for his golf tournaments and parties he took so much pride in organizing. His favorite pastimes were golfing, nascar racing and watching Bison football.

He loved to print birthday cards and fun pictures of his friend’s children, graduation pictures, reunion pictures and refrigerator magnets.

Many people called Doug by his nickname, Chez. While you may all wonder where it came from, it is best left unexplained.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and JoAnn Stevens and his buddy Kevin Corcoran.

Doug leaves behind his two daughters, Amanda (Steven) Simard and Alexa Stevens; his three grandchildren; Keegan, Kamryn and Avery; three brothers, David (Kathy), Dennis (Sandee) and Darwin (Debbie); a sister, DeEtta (Laurel) and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug also leaves behind his best friend, Troy Bakken who was like a brother to him and countless number of friends.

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Janel Stevens (Williston)
Jan 29, 2018
Douglas Leon, it is still very surreal and I cannot believe you are gone. Seems like a bad dream. You made an impact on many people and always willing to help someone. I am thankful we have always remained good friends and you will me missed! RIP Douglas. Amanda, Alexa, Steven, Keegan, Avery & Kamryn have one heck of a guardian angel watching over them.
Linda Schaefer (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 29, 2018
Amanda, Alexa and Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a good person. I remember all the times we spent together when you kids were young. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to you all.
Linda
Troy and Charity johnson (Williston, ND)
Jan 29, 2018
Stevens family,

Our hearts go out to all of you. Doug was an amazing man and will missed by many. Hugs and prayers for you all
Linda Schaefer (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 29, 2018
Amanda, Alexa and Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a good person. I remember all the times we spent together when you kids were young. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to you all.
Linda
Stephanie Hiemstra (Roanoke, VA)
Jan 29, 2018
This came as such a shock to me. I have lots of great memories through the years when you and Darwin raced and all the times our families were together. You will never be forgotten.
Travis Falcon (Williston , ND )
Jan 29, 2018
Doug AKA Chez, I've know you since I was 5 years old, your mom Joanne was my kindergarten teacher, you'd come into her class and read us books, you'll be missed by all that knew you, RIP my friend.
De and Glen Clark (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Our sympathies to the Stevens family. I grew up in the same neighborhood as the Stevens so I have many memories. Doug will be missed. He was a great guy. His smile, laughter, stories. May he RIP. :(
William Buckley (Fairview, MONTANA)
Jan 30, 2018
Doug was probably the best mechanic I know.
We had many laughs as we worked in engines and compressors. Doug was a true friend, he never suger coated conversation with anyone, he said it
Like it was. My condolences to all of the family.
RIP my friend, you will always be remembered.
Linda Schaefer (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Amanda, Alexa and Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a good person. I remember all the times we spent together when you kids were young. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to you all.
Linda
Steve and Lea Routh
Jan 30, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Doug was a very wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew him.
Therresa (Larsen) Christopherson (Williston)
Jan 30, 2018
To the Stevens Families,
My thoughts and prayers to you and yours during this most difficult time. May his memories comfort you and God give you peace in the months to come. God Bless.
Linda Schaefer (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Amanda, Alexa and Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a good person. I remember all the times we spent together when you kids were young. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to you all.
Linda
ALLEN & CAROL Borlaug (Baxter, Mn)
Jan 30, 2018
Stevens FAMILY, so SORRY to hear of your GREAT LOSS, he was a AWESOME PERSON, HE will be missed by many!! LOVE, HUGS & PRAYERS COMING YOUR WAY, ALLEN & Carol
Linda Schaefer (Dickinson, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Amanda, Alexa and Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a good person. I remember all the times we spent together when you kids were young. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hugs to you all.
Linda
Candess Grindeland (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Doug, you lived life, you loved your family and you helped so many. I am blessed to call you my friend. I will miss you! Rest easy Chez...
Scott and Lisa Ziler (Sidney, MT)
Jan 30, 2018
To the Stevens Family:
We are were shocked to hear of Doug's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Scott and Lisa Ziler and family
Terry and Vickie Arneson (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Stevens Family,

We are in shock and so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He was an amazing friend, Dad and grandpa. Please know you have our deepest sympathies and are in our thoughts and prayers.

Arneson’s
Val (Gorder) Trumpower
Jan 30, 2018
Stevens family, I was so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He always had a ready smile for anyone he'd meet. He will be missed.
Iva Borlaug Preabt (Fargo, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Stevens family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. I've known him my entire life. Whenever I picture him, I picture him with his infectious smile. My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michele Bender & Family (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2018
Doug's Family,
So very sorry for the loss of such a great man! I pray that you all feel his love in such a difficult time.
Doug was loved by all and will truly be missed. I remember in the younger days he would come to Pizza Hut with his girls and we would talk about anything under the sun. He was just excited to be home and with his daughters.

RIP Doug and until we see each other again, Cheers!
Roger and Anne Lowers (Williston)
Jan 30, 2018
Darwin and the rest of the Stevens family--We were sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We hope your faith and your memories will help you through this sad time.
Aaron Nelson (Minot , ND)
Jan 30, 2018
We were blessed to have him on this earth.
Kris Theige (Denver, CO)
Jan 30, 2018
Stevens Family

I'm so sorry for your your loss. I have many memories from my high school days with Doug and Darwin and many others. You were such a kind and silly friend! You will truly be missed Chez.....Love, Kris
Bill & Angela Borlaug (Kennewick, WA)
Jan 31, 2018
Dennis, Darwin, and the rest of the Stevens Family,
Doug was in the purest sense a genuine “best friend” to many. For me, today, and always Doug will be considered my best friend! The two of us had so many great times together! I still smile thinking back on the memories! When I taught my own children about friendship, I taught them that a true friend is good person that will not hesitate to help them out or do a favor for them. Without question, Doug is the basis for this belief. I was truly blessed and privileged to have Doug as my friend so early in my life.

Bill and Angela
Jeff Anderson (Alexandria, MN)
Jan 31, 2018
I have known Doug since childhood days when I ran around with his cousin Dean, I have worked with Doug for the last 8 years, I will miss him greatly,
I will miss him not because he was a great employee - because he was
I will miss him not because he was a great mechanic - because he was
I will miss him as my friend and what I seen in Doug's heart, he was absolutely in love with his grandchildren and his daughters, at the end of everyday that is what mattered to Doug more than anything.
Doug was a great man, a great friend and a champion to his family.
I will miss him greatly, till we meet again Doug, I love you my friend RIP
Stew and Carol vachal (Williston)
Jan 31, 2018
Doug was not only a great employee and customer, he was a good friend. He was someone that I trusted, admired, and respected. When I needed a little boost, i would go talk to Doug. Seemed like he could make people feel better just having a little conversation. All thru life you find special people and Doug was one of them. He was hard working, intelligent, fair, and honest. My heart goes out to his family that he loved very much. I will miss you buddy.
Dave McEndarffer (Overland Park, KS)
Jan 31, 2018
I have been a friend and business associate of Dougs for several years. I liked and respected him very much. Whenever i came to Williston, he was at the top of my list of people that i looked forward to seeing. I always felt that he was very kind, intelligent and insightful. it was evident to me that his kids and grandkids were the light of his life. He spoke of them often. I will miss Doug very much.
Tim & Jill Kleven
Jan 31, 2018
Amanda, Alexa, Darwin, Dennis and family. Lots of great memories helping at Western Star Gymnastics watching Doug work his butt off! What a great guy. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Rob & Babe Olson (Mesquite , N. V.)
Jan 31, 2018
We did not know you, you were a very wonderful man. We know Dave and Kathy, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. We are thinking of all of you !
Bev and Dennis Breivik (Williston, ND)
Jan 31, 2018
Wow, what can we say. We are in total shock. Dennis worked with Doug for many years and he never had a bad word to say about this guy. They had a lot of fun times and a lot of stories to tell. He was always friendly and happy to see us. He was a good friend to Dennis. My heart hurts for all of the family. Hugs and prayers for comfort at this time of sorrow,
Terry (Bostrom) Solheim (Williston, North Dakota)
Jan 31, 2018
Dear Stevens family; I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a great person. I remember many fun times we had at their farm when I was young. Our families did many fun things together! He will surely be missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Laureen Jacobson (Brookside, NJ)
Jan 31, 2018
Rest in peace Doug. Enjoyed knowing you when you lived next to my parents. Maybe you and dad can have a beer like old times together in heaven. My sympathies to the Stevens family.
lisa baardson
Jan 31, 2018
sending prayers and hugs xoxo
Rob Smith (Fort Myers, Florida)
Jan 31, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Stevens family.
Jordan Johnson (Williston, North Dakota)
Jan 31, 2018
There is a lot to say, but I will share some. You are a great man who put others before himself. You are tough, but with a loving side for people around you.

My son has a grandpa who will always watch over him and keep him on a path to be the best person possible. You have two amazing daughters with awesome grandchildren who you mean the world to, who will always love an miss you.

I remember when we met all those years ago. You told me if I was to see your daughter I’d need to meet you. I was intimidated for sure. You were surprised I came forward so quick or even at all. It was respect both ways, and over time I experienced how incredible of a person you are. I’m thankful I did that.

The best day of my life was when Avery came into the world. I have this photo of you holding him for the first time that day. Seeing the pure joy on your face is something I won’t forget. It chokes me up now, but I am proud you are his grandfather. I also appreciate everything you have done for Avery, Alexa, Amanda, Keegan, Kamryn, family, and friends. Truly will miss you Doug, we all will. May you rest easy as you watch over everyone.
Geri Johnson Hudson (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 1, 2018
So sorry to hear of the loss of someone so young. Being related, should have known Doug better. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Michelle Fisketjon (Williston , ND)
Feb 1, 2018
Stevens family:
I am so sorry for your loss, Doug was such a great guy and he will definitely be missed. I hadn’t seen him for years and then we ran into each other on December 23rd. I’ll always be grateful for getting the opportunity to see him and give him a hug that night, he was so sweet. I send you all hugs and prayers to get through this difficult time.

All our love,
John & Michelle (Russell) Fisketjon,
Ray Hoffman (Marydel, MD)
Feb 1, 2018
To the Stevens family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, father, grandfather, friend.
Dolly Heller Horob (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 1, 2018
Stevens Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this difficult time. Doug was one of a kind and will be remember for his thoughtfulness. RIP Doug
Rory Anderson (Columbus, MT)
Feb 1, 2018
Doug at company picinic
I have known Doug since after high school. He was a great person and a friend. We worked together in the years after that Doug was at Koch, Bear Paw, and Oneok will I worked at
Stewart and Stevenson. He was always professional and honest. I can think of no better person than Doug. He is missed and will never be forgotten by me.
Justin Ferrell & family
Feb 1, 2018
We are so very sorry for the loss of Doug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Steven and Sherry marcy
Feb 1, 2018
Stevens Family I am sorry to hear about the loss of Doug, It makes it even harder when it's so sudden! He really was a great guy, your picture in his obituary captures him well. The good memories we have of him will always be with us our condolences
Jody Dennis (Alexander, Nd)
Feb 1, 2018
To the Stevens family you we a big part of my family for a lot of years. And still are in my heart I will miss Doug dearly. I'm so sorry for the loss of Doug .prayers for you all! Love Jody Dennis .
Steve & Patti Ogurchak
Feb 1, 2018
Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Toni Dodge (Sidney)
Feb 2, 2018
My heat is heavy as a wonderful, caring, hilarious, guy has moved to the higher ground. Doug was an amazing man. He always knew how to keep everyone smiling and was the life of the party in our Bear Paw days. You will be greatly missed. Never forgotten. To his wonderful family: he loved you all deeply and bragged about you all the time. He was so proud of you. Thoughts and prayers. Till we meet again Doug.
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