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Doug Hall

Douglas (Doug) Jacob Hall, 55 of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Doug was born on November 10, 1962 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Marvin and Donna (Vandervoord) Hall. He was a proud graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering. On October 5, 1985, he married his childhood neighbor and best friend, Ladonna (Passow) Hall. They started Hall Building and Design after building their first home together. The business has a long history of building homes for families in North Central Wisconsin for 30+ years. Their son, Marc, continues this legacy of which Doug was honored to leave in Marc’s hands. In the recent years, Doug enjoyed traveling to see his son, Jake, who resides in San Francisco, CA.

Doug’s altruistic and ambitious attitude was experienced by his family, friends, colleagues, and customers. He was most motivated to care for his family who he demonstrated his love to more than can be expressed in words. Doug felt a special connection with nature and found serenity in the time he spent with his family at their cabin in Rhinelander. He will rest in that special place that they cherished together.

He will be missed by his wife of 32 years, Ladonna Hall of Wausau; sons Dr. Jacob Hall of San Francisco, CA, and Marcus Hall of Wausau; and brothers Michael (Gerri) Hall and Daniel (Lori) Hall. Doug was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a donation in Doug’s honor at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at

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  1. Elaine Smith (LaPorte)

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    Ladonna, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. So many fun high school memories with you and Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Kris Carr

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I worked as a sub for Doug on a few jobs and always remember how detailed and dedicated he was toward his craft. I can only imagine he was that good at being a husband and father too. Our deepest condolences.

    Kris and Michelle Carr

  3. Eric W Buss

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. It was an honor to have known such a great person and he will be truly missed. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

    Eric Buss and Rachel Matis

  4. Mary Kujawa

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    Ladonna, Jacob & Marc,
    We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. May you be comforted with all the happy memories you had together.
    Tom & Mary Kujawa

  5. Jolie Wood

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    Jolie wood

  6. Linda Lotter

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I know what a great loss for you and yours, know that he is at peace now. I understand he will rest in Rhinelander; that is wonderful!! Take care and we will see you soon!! Love to you!
    Linda Lotter, classmate and longtime friend!

  7. Jeff and Carrie Steckbauer

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    Ladonna, we are so sorry to see Doug has passed. We are thinking of you and your family and wish you all the best.

  8. Gary Rusch

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    To the Hall Family. I am so sorry to here of the loss of your husband and father. It saddens me to hear of this news. I always had and still have great respect for him. He always gave his customers a great product. My prayers are with the Hall family.
    I always enjoyed working with Doug. God Bless

  9. Marcy M Merner

    04/05/2018 at 2:59 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Doug!!!! May he Rest In Peace knowing he was loved by all!
    Thinking about you and your family! Sincerely, Jim and Marcy Merner (neighbors on Hilts)