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Douglas W. Housemeyer

October 12, 1955 — August 22, 2022

Carmel, IN

Douglas W. Housemeyer, 66, of Carmel, IN,  passed away August 22, 2022 from injuries initiated following a severe car accident in 2017. Doug handled every stage of decline with grace and dignity. After a long struggle, his passing was peaceful which was a great comfort to his family. Doug was born October 12, 1955, in Batesville, the son of the late Bernard G. Housemeyer and Alberta M. Housemeyer. He grew up in Rising Sun, IN. On November 6, 1982, he married Diane Sawin of Indianapolis.

 

Doug was an unshakable optimist who found joy in the simplest moments of life. He was genuinely interested in everyone he met and had a happy talent of making people feel comfortable in any situation. He was a man of faith and honor, a true friend and a great listener. He always had a smile and a laugh to brighten other’s days. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed texting with his sister Cindy throughout their games. He loved the outdoors (working in the yard, taking walks), playing golf, and Purdue sports. But most of all, he loved his family. He dedicated his life to making fun loving memories with them.

 

Doug graduated from Ball State University in 1977. He worked for the Indianapolis Pacers, Washington Square Mall, Indiana Promotions, numerous radio and television stations in the Indianapolis market, and spent the last 20 years of his work life at the University of Indianapolis with WICR, where he wore many hats, from developing revenue to teaching to mentoring students. He was well known for his ”Smooth Jazz with Doug Housemeyer” radio show that aired weekdays at Noon on WICR and featured interviews with local and national arts and entertainment representatives and celebrities. He retired from WICR after a long medical leave on July 10, 2020.

 

Doug is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Diane: two devoted sons, Matthew (Lauren) Housemeyer, and Griffin (Melissa) Housemeyer; four grandchildren who loved their Popi; Pacey, Damon, Rosemary and Colette; two sisters, Cynthia (Steve) Cobb, and Denise (David) Wilber; nephews, Mark Cobb, and Jeron Wilber; niece, Alissa Moody. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Randy Housemeyer in 1975.

 

A memorial gathering and service are planned on Saturday September 17, 2022, at Grace Church, 5504 E. 146th Street, Noblesville, with visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Grace Church sanctuary. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation or other charity of choice.  Cremation Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

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