Dr. Douglas King|
Aug. 8, 1928 — Feb. 2, 2017
Dr. Douglas King was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 8, 1928, and died at the age of 88 on Feb. 2, 2017. He was the third of five children born to John and Jamesina King.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Margaret "Maggie" (nee Hunter) King; his four children, Susan, Jeremy, Nicholas and Duncan King; eight grandchildren, McKenzie, Sarah, Isabel, Nicky, Rachel, Katelyn, Alexander and Coco King; three great-grandchildren, Holly, Samantha and Jaqueline King; as well as by his dear sister Dolores and brother David.
Dr. King spent most of his remarkable career as a radiation oncologist in southeastern Wisconsin. He was one of the pioneers in his field. He served for many years as director of the radiation therapy department at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was also on the staff at many other hospitals, Elmbrook, New Berlin, Oconomowoc Memorial, St. Michael’s, Kenosha and Columbia hospitals, until his retirement in 1994. He spent several years as the co-director of The St. Joseph’s Hospital Cancer Center in Milwaukee, as well as serving at The Milwaukee VA Medical Center and The Medical College of Wisconsin. He touched the lives of many people and families in southeastern Wisconsin.
Prior to moving to Wisconsin, he practiced and directed treatments at clinics in Canada and the United Kingdom. Early in his medical career, he was for several years a boat doctor in the province of Newfoundland in Canada, where he made his rounds on a clinic boat to primitive maritime settlements that had no other means of accessing health care.
Dr. King received an undergraduate degree with honors in Natural Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland where he studied nuclear physics.
He went on to study medicine, also at Trinity College, graduating in 1954. His academic and medical qualifications from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom are too many to list. He authored numerous articles and research papers on the use of radiation therapy in the management of many challenging diseases.
He was an accomplished pianist, a voracious reader, a lover of opera and music, a skilled carpenter, a great humorist, an astute observer of nature and politics, and, in his later years, a happy gardener, and most of all, a loving family man.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, February 9, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 10, at Holy Apostles Anglican Church, 142 Lake St., Pewaukee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials tohttps://www.prohealthcare.org/foundation-make-agift.aspx. are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online atwww.schmidtandbartelt.com.