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Douglas Roundy

Douglas “Doug” Roundy, age 81, of Carrington, ND passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinberg, TX.

Douglas Maynard Roundy was born on March 28, 1941, the son of Robert M. Roundy and Ellen Maynard Roundy in Aberdeen, SD.

Doug attended school in Mitchell, SD, Bismarck, ND and Aberdeen, SD.  Graduating from high school in 1959 from Aberdeen Central High School.  He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  He then worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Milbank, SD.  On August 22, 1962, Doug was united in marriage to Patricia “Pat” Ann Chaffin at the First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, SD.  They moved to East Grand Forks, MN, where Doug managed Chaffin’s Dept. Store.  They then moved to Madison, SD, where he was part owner and managed Doug’s Good Food in 1966.  He then moved to Carrington, ND and traveled as Account Manager for Kent Industries in North Dakota and North Western Minnesota.  In 1979, Doug went into agriculture seed sales by starting his own seed company, Homestead Hybrids, selling sunflowers, corn and soybeans for a time.  Then for Seedtec Intl., Agripro and Keltgen and then for Mycogen Seed under the name Roundy’s Seed Sales.

Doug was active in local city government as a Councilman, Council President for 19 years, Chairman of Finance and Legal and Police and Public Works.  He was also Council Representative to the Carrington Fire Department.  He also served on Renaissance Zone, JDA (Job Development Authority), Tree Board and Library Board.  He spent 20 years serving on the Carrington City Council.

Doug was active in Jaycee’s, serving as President and District Vice President.  While in Jaycee’s he received the John H. Armbruster Keyman Award.  He was also active in the Carrington Lions Club, serving as Treasure and Dist. 5NE Treasure and also on the Dist. 5NE Cabinet as Chairman for Leader Dogs for the Blind and Service Dogs for America.  Doug was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow for his work in the Lions Club.  He served on South Central Dakota Regional Council Loan Committee, Board of Directors for Service Dogs for America and the Carrington Cemetery Board.

Doug was also active in his Trinity Lutheran Church as usher, Sunday School Teacher, Church Council as Chairman of the Trustees and helped with the Church Bulletin Committee.

In later years, he was a North Dakota Winter Texan, spending winters in Texas with his special friend Elizabeth Ann Parent.

Doug will be remembered and deeply missed by a son, Troy (Sheryl) Roundy and a daughter, Latricia (Dallas) Beckman; Grandchildren, Tyler (Katie) Beckman, Cameron (Ellen) Roundy, Brittney (Tom) Moravec, Emily (Joe) Haen; Great Grandkids Sutton and Stella Roundy, Kimber & Drake Moravec; a special friend Elizabeth “Betty” Parent; sister-in-laws Wendy (Rick) Desjarlais and Carol (Ken) Axemaker and many nieces and nephews; Betty’s kids Jody Wittmayer, Rodger (Judy) Young, Sherri Ekren, Stacy Long; Betty’s grandchildren Brandon, Michael, Marilyn , Catherine, William, Shannon, LaWren, and Kendraya.

He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Pat of 48 years, his mother, Ellen (Chancey) Nellis, his father, Bob (Edna) Roundy and his faithful companion, Smiley the golden retriever.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Service Dogs for America and to the Carrington Cemetery.


Doug’s Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00PM-7:00PM with family present at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Doug was a wonderful friend and colleague to my dad, Dick. Prayers to you all during this time.

  2. Leroy and I had the pleasure of knowing Doug here in South Texas for many years.
    Near the very end of his Journey, he told me how much he was looking forward to seeing Jesus, his wife Patty & his dog, Smiley. He will be missed!

  3. My most sincere condolences and prayers to the family, may Doug rest in peace… will be missed by those of us that knew him at Citrus Mobile homes park in Edinburg Texas.

  4. Troy and Trish and rest of family. We send you our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Father, etc. Working with Doug at the Fireside Inn was a great time. He was a comical man that could make you laugh. He and your Mother were great people and we miss them both. Thoughts and prayers are with your whole family,

  5. My deepest condolences to Doug’s family and loved ones. Doug loved his dogs and I groomed his and Betty’s dogs for several years. His big heart and smile will be greatly missed.

  6. Doug was a good friend I will miss him. We visited summer and winter .Irene and I would see him and Betty about every week.

  7. My wife and I met Doug and Betty in 2014 while being the winter pastor in the mobile home park where they resided for the winter. Shared many breakfasts with he and Betty after worship at the park.
    Missed those breakfasts and also times in there home for fellowship and eating. Because of our health we were not able to see them this year.
    Will miss him.

  8. Doug was my best friend and adopted brother who inspired me to be better. We relied on each other and had so much fun through the years. We cooked together, traveled on trips together, went to events together and were there for each other when we needed each other. We were called aunt and uncle to each others kids, so we love their families as our own. I send Troy and Trish and their families my prayers and am here for you. I pray my best friend and adopted brother Doug has found peace and is smiling with Pat by his side. May God comfort his family and friends.

  9. Doug was a very special person. He and my Auntie Betty shared a lot of great memories with us. We’ll always remember the great cruises we had together. We’ll miss you dearly.

  10. We extend our sympathy to Doug’s family and loved ones. He was a kind man and his service to the community was much appreciated. He was thoughtful and supportive not only during my time on the Council and as a former Mayor, but in his approach to serving and helping make decisions that affected the community. May he rest in peace.

  11. Spent so many so many miles together traveling through out ND and MN working with seed companies making friends and customers in most of the state of ND and in all that time can’t recall a single time of any discussions that ended in harsh words. Remembering all the fun trips with him and Pat, Randy and Henery. Know he will be very much missed by children and grandchildren and Betty the past few years. Condolences to all. He was a great man.

  12. Please accept our prayers. Doug was a friend, and travel companion. I missed our monthly breakfasts the past couple years. I just found out to day of our loss. He taught me to enjoy life. One of the most loyal friend I ever had. Rest in full health in heaven.


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