Lawrence Karel

Lawrence Douglas Karel

1964 - 2018

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Obituary of Lawrence Douglas Karel

Our Douglas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Doug was born March 19, 1964 to Lawrence and Bonnie Karel. He was the youngest of five children.

Doug attended Yakima and Selah schools growing up. Doug’s favorite was baseball as a kid, but quickly turned to things with motors. He loved to drive everything.

Doug was very talented, he worked in sheet metal fabrication and as a welder before building custom homes as his main profession. Doug’s favorite things to do were camping, fishing and BBQ, cooking, and listening to old rock music and watching his RAIDERS play football. But what he loved most of all were car races, drag races, car shows and building his “SS” Nova.

Doug is survived by his mother Bonnie Ashbrooks, sisters Cindy and Angie and brothers Gordy and Brian (Debbie), numerous special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends. Doug was preceded in death by his father Lawrence “Tuffy” Karel. Burial services will be held at a later date.