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Doug Garrison

Doug Garrison, age 51, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at CHI Health-St. Francis in Grand Island.

A Celebration of Life will be from 4 – 6 P.M. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Crossroads Community Room, 1505 P Street, Aurora, NE. Doug’s wishes were to be cremated. The family requests casual attire. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Douglas Allan Garrison, the son of Dennis and Dianna (Jemison) Lechleitner, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 15, 1967 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 21, 2018, at the age of 51.

He grew up in Blue Eye, Missouri where he graduated from Blue Eye High School. Doug graduated from college with an accounting degree. He became Box Car Willie’s accountant and resided in Branson, Missouri until Box Car Willie died in 1999. Doug continued to live in Missouri until 2012, when he moved to Aurora, Nebraska to be closer to family.

Doug loved country music and since he couldn’t sing, he was able to be around it for many years by working for Box Car Willie. Doug loved his Chihuahua dogs and will especially miss his beloved dog, Chiquita.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Don Lechleitner and Carol Berney of Aurora and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

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