Obituary: Douglas Strzynski, 62, of Scottville.

January 28, 2022

Doug Strzynski

Obituary: Douglas Strzynski, 62, of Scottville.

Douglas W. Strzynski, 62, of Scottville passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at his home. He was born July 11, 1959 in Flint to Casimer “Willie” and Lucille (Thibeaut) Strzynski.  Doug graduated from Ludington High School in 1977. 

Doug was a fisherman through and through. He was charter boat captain of the Polecat for more than 40 years.  He also owned Yeck Lures. Doug started working for Dick Yeck and bought the business from Bill several years ago. Doug proudly belonged to the Manistee Charter Association where he was a weigh master for over 30 years. He was a hard worker and never liked to sit still for too long. Doug also enjoyed hunting, watching his boys play sports, and the weather channel (to know if it would be good fishing weather). When his boys were younger, he coached Ludington High School wrestling and he continued to do that for over 15 years. To much of his friends’ dismay, Doug was also an avid U of M fan. 

He married Cindy (Shoup) Strzynski on December 22, 2011 at the Mason County Courthouse. He and Cindy enjoyed spending time together. It didn’t matter if it was outside enjoying nature or watching an episode of MASH on tv, they truly enjoyed each other’s company. Doug loved deeply and gave the best hugs. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 10 years, Cindy Strzynski; his sons, Ged (Roxanne Collins) Strzynski of Ludington, Jerid Strzynski of Ludington, and Casimer (Jessica Hart) Strzynski of Detroit; his stepsons, Wayne (Shayla Collins) Rinkevicz Jr. and Jordan Rinkevicz; his granddaughters, Kiley Marie and Sarica; his siblings, Charlene (Robert) Farrer, Janielle (Richard) Maike, Denise (Timothy) Whipkey, and Dawn Videan; his father-in-law, David (Ellen) Shoup Jr.; his best friend, Terry Thiel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Casimer and Lucille Strzynski, and his best fishing buddies Brian McDonald and Clint Loney.

A visitation will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home. Family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m. Continued celebration of life will be held shortly after the service, at the Danish Brotherhood in Ludington. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doug’s name may be directed to the Polecat Scholarship Fund,  which is being set up to get kids fishing and help pay for future captain’s license. Make checks payable to: Polecat Fund. Mail to: 650 W. US HWY 10-31, Scottville, MI 49454

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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