Brothers,

 

This email was sent this morning by Sigma Chi Executive Director Mike Church informing us of the passing of 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. "Spook" Carlson.

It is with the heaviest of heart that I inform you of the passing of 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson. Doug entered the Chapter Eternal at 4:45AM this morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was in hospice care at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN for the past month and passed peacefully in his sleep. A legend in so many ways, it is only appropriate that I offer those words that provide us some small comfort in moments like this: “Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in friendship.” Though gone from us in physical presence, Doug’s impact on so many of us – and on Sigma Chi as a whole – will be his lasting legacy that will ensure his spirit stays among us. Finally, I offer my strong arms to each and every brother who knew Doug and, in closing, wish to praise him with one final… “All Honor to His Name.”
 
Guard Well,
Mike