Family Login:

Douglas Brooks Gadeberg
  • Hope for the Warriors
    5101C Backlick Road
    Annadale, VA 22003
  • Marlene Sigler Cardiac Rehab Endowment Fund
    2259 South 17th Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401

Share This Obituary

Send Flowers

Memories & Candles

“Thinking of you today, Wendy. Hugs and kisses ”
1 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy DeMuth - Wilmington, NC

“Wendy.....I am so sorry for your loss. You and your mother are in my prayers. May God keep and bless you all. ”
2 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Taylor - BG, KY

“Sorry for you and your family's lose, Doug was a good man, the time that I knew and worked with him. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
3 of 42 | Posted by: Brandon Kimbro - clinton, NC

“Praying for you, Doug's family, and freinds always. My heart breaks to know you are having to go through this pain. ”
4 of 42 | Posted by: Penny Philligin - Wilmington, NC

“Wendy, Words cannot describe the sorrow in my heart for you at this sad time. You and Doug were one of my favorite couples. You exuded love to all,...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Jacky Fisher - Kure Beach, NC

“Wendy, so sorry for your loss. Kay Cape Fear Heart ”
6 of 42 | Posted by: Kay - wilmington, NC - co worker

“Dear Wendy - I am so so sorry to see the notice of Doug's untimely passing. My heart breaks for you. I just asked about you when I was getting my...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy Kafina - Carolina Beach, NC

“Wendy, I can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling right now but I hope, in some small way it helps to know how much others are grieving with...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Cheryl Barton - Watha, NC

“Wendy and family, We are so so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We have heardabout you both and talked about you both for years. We felt that we...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Frank and Celia Porter - NC

“Wendy Jennifer Shealon and Kim we are so sorry for the loss of Doug. We know how much he loved you all remember he's always up there watching over...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Sherry J. Gadeberg - Everson, WA

“Wendy, we pray that God gives you the strength and courage you need to get through this difficult time. We will truly miss Doug, however he will...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Kookie & Pat - Wallace, NC

“The best memories anyone could ever have with another person, and that would be, each and every birth of our beautiful daughters, Jennifer, Shealon...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Gadeberg - Charleston, IL

“Wendy we're so sorry for your loss. Doug was a wonderful person and we loved you both. ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Kenny and Karroll Meares - NC

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Kenny and Karroll Meares - NC

“Wendy I have always enjoyed seeing both you and Doug at work. I will miss him and his smile. I am sorry for your loss. His memory will always be...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Frank Hobart - Wilmington, NC

“My condolences to Doug's family. My wife Jackie and I have fond memories of Doug from the Country Kickers line dance club. ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: J. R. Elliott - Virginia Beach, VA

“We were blessed with meeting Doug (and his first wife and three girls) through Country Kickers, a line dancing group in Va. Beach, VA, back in 1993. ...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Dave and Tina Plageman - Moyock, NC

“Wendy, I was deeply saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Please know that you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Doug was a great guy and an...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: David Williams - New Bern, NC

“Our hearts are with you as we all grieve for your loss of Doug. Diane and David notified us and we, as so many others, remain in shock. We thank...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Stafford and Jay Currin - NC

“To my daughters Jennifer, Shealon, and Kimberly may your hearts find peace and may you all find strength from each other to get through this...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Gadeberg - Charleston, IL

“Wendy I am truly sorry for the loss you are feeling and the emptiness in your heart. We both were very lucky to have had the most special...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Gadeberg - Charleston, IL

“Wendy, We both are without words to express our sympathy for you and your family. Doug was a great guy that we truly respected. With a smile on his...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Will and Corinne - Salt Lake City, UT

“So very sorry for this overwhelming loss. Your Aunt Diane has told us what a wonderful man he was. May your memories sustain you through this...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Louise Godwin - Fayetteville, NC

“So very sorry for your loss. Doug always had a smile on his face and was so sweet to everyone. He will be missed greatly. ”
24 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy DeMuth - Wilmington, NC

“Wendy, Our deepest condolences to you and your families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Mary ”
25 of 42 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Farina - Wallace, NC

“My heart breaks for Wendy and the family. What a great guy and a great couple. One of the highlights of my years with the Duplin Winery was meeting...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Alan Wells - Wallace, NC - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Doug, enjoyed you and him at the Bistro for dinner. ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Sara Bryant - Rose Hill, NC

“I didn't know Doug well but I did know he was a great person. I was on the same golf league and would see him in the Cafeteria. I am so sorry for...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: sheri bishop - castle hayne, NC

“Doug was a good hearted man.sorry for ur lost. ”
29 of 42 | Posted by: cathy grohman - leland, NC

“Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a nice man. May Doug's memory be a blessing always. ”
30 of 42 | Posted by: Wendy Holmes - Wilmington, NC

“Wendy, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. I never saw Doug without a big smile on his face ....he will surely be missed...prayers go out to you and...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Ann Farrior - Rose Hill, NC

“What memories we have he always had the biggest smile always put you first. Doug was a man you always want around he was like a big brother to...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Sharon and Steve - wallave, NC

“Doug was a very special person. He always had time to help with whatever you needed. And always had the sweetest smile. NHRMC was a better place...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Debbie Lockey - hampstead, NC

“Wendy, we are so sorry to hear about Doug. You are in our prayers. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: Curt Simpson - Wallace, NC

“Thinking of you during this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family. The Venter's Family ”
35 of 42 | Posted by: Ron, Eve And Chandler, Venters - NC

“Wendy, you are in our prayers. ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: Ronnie Kelley - Rose Hill, NC

“Wendy,We just saw y'all Saturday at the Winery, We are all in disbelief!!!!! Doug had such a pleasant personality and was well liked by all of us at...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Nicole Wood - Rose Hill, NC

“Wendy- I am soo sorry to hear of Doug passing- we had ablast @ momma Sarah's pool this summer.....remembering all of the crazy wonderful times ya'll...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Patti Ball - Mechanicsville, VA

“Wendy, You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. C. J. and Dotsie Caproni ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: C. J. and Dotsie Caproni - NC

“Wendy, Gary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. The last time we saw you all was at the Muscadine Festival in September. Your family will be in...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Ann Davis Oswald Weaver - Wallace, NC

“Dear Wendy and Faye i am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this time. ”
41 of 42 | Posted by: myra sims

“Dear Wendy, All of us at the Medical Mall lab express our prayers and thoughts to you and your family after this terrible loss. We do hope...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Susan White - Wilmington, NC

Mr. Douglas Brooks Gadeberg, age 53 of Wallace, NC, died on Monday, February 23, 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Wallace First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Phil Rivenbark.
Douglas is survived by his wife of 15 years, Wendy Royal Gadeberg of the home. Doug is also survived by three daughters, Jennifer Gadeberg of Illinois, Shealon Gadeberg of Illinois, and Kimberly Gadeberg of Illinois, three brothers, Mike Gadeberg and wife Vickie of Washington State, Glenn Gadeberg and wife Sherry of Washington State and Kevin Gadeberg and wife Tammy of Arizona and five grandsons.
Doug was born on March 9, 1961 in San Diego, CA to the late Robert Charles and Gaye Marie (Thomason) Gadeberg.
Doug retired as a Chief Petty Officer after serving 24 years in the Navy. He also enjoyed the outdoors often by playing golf, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed traveling and was an accomplished country/western dancer. He loved life and everyone loved him! He was a member of the Wallace First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Doug's memory to Hope for the Warriors 5101C Backlick Road Annandale, VA 22003 or to the Marlene Sigler Cardiac Rehab Endowment Fund at New Hanover Regional Medical Center 2259 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401.
To sign the guest book, go to
A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.