Douglas R. Winberg

Doug Winberg PhotoDouglas Roy Winberg of Moscow, Idaho died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home. He was 39 years old.

Doug was born April 18, 1975 in Seattle, Washington to Rhea Mann Winberg and Robert John Winberg. He grew up in Edmonds, WA, graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School in 1994 and went on to attend Edmonds Community College and Spokane Falls Community College.

In 2006, Doug accepted a position at the University of Idaho as Instrumentation Supervisor in the Chemistry Department. On January 7, 2012 at Meadowinds he married his loving and devoted wife, Nancy Cheadle, of East Wenatchee, WA. Doug had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile. He enjoyed fixing electronics and had a collection of vintage radios and rotary dial telephones. He loved living in the Palouse area and could often be found riding his bike and hiking with his family, or hunting treasures at yard sales and thrift stores. He is also known for his scrumptious grilled plank salmon.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Nancy,his one year old son Daniel Paul, his mother Rhea, brother Jeffrey J. Winberg of Mount Vernon, WA , nephew J.J. Winberg , sister April M. Miklautsch (Dietrich) of Sammamish, WA and nephews, Landon, Kyler and Trey Miklautsch. Doug is also survived by a large extended family of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, In-Laws, neighbors, co-workers, and friends, especially his very dear friend Frank Ramirez. Doug was preceded in death by his father in 1992.

A private burial was held at Moscow Cemetery on August 1. The family asks that you join them at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 pm for a celebration of Doug’s life followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

There will also be an additional celebration of life held at a later date in the Puget Sound area, details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption or PATH Foster Care Program.

Arrangements with Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow and online condolences may be sent to


8 Responses to Douglas R. Winberg

  1. Susan McKinley says:

    I still can’t believe this has actually happened. Seems like a strange dream that we will wake up from and find didn’t really happen. Mourning for you and your family, Nancy. Praying daily for you and your family. Thankful you have a precious son with a gorgeous smile.

  2. Amy Mann says:

    My heart goes out to all of the family. May you find peace and strength in your family, friends and wonderful memories. I remember Doug as a kind, friendly, and joyful young man. Please know that I am sending you my prayers and love.

  3. Carrie says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you strength.

  4. Dean and Marla says:

    Nancy…we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and baby Daniel. Love, Dean & Marla

  5. Esther says:

    Nancy- I am surprised and saddened. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I went by your place but, I dont know if you have moved. Please contact me if there is anything I can do. That is a sincere offer. I am sorry your time with Doug was too short, he was obviously a loving husband and father. When I lost my brother and my father I found comfort in the promise at Acts 24:15 “there will be a resurrection”. There is more comforting scriptures and answers to the most important questions of life and death at I hope you have family close to you with lost of hugs for you and your son. I hope to see you around. Your friend-esther

  6. Pat Meyer says:

    Rhea and family,
    My deepest sympathy at this time of your great loss of Doug. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. We have to remember that people are gifts from God. They do not belong to us. They belong to God. We treasure them while we have them. When God is ready he calls them home.
    Take Care!
    Pat Meyer

  7. Ben Cole says:

    Doug was one of the few people that positively shaped my life in a meaningful way. He was bright, insightful, and had a great sense of humor. He was my boss when I was in college in the electronic shop, and I learned more from him in both technical and human fields than any professor taught me throughout my studies.

  8. Dylan LeBlanc (9) says:

    “He was a good guy!”

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