Douglas William Krenzer


Douglas William Krenzer

June 11, 1971 ~ May 15, 2023

Doug is survived by his wife, Dr. Kari Krenzer, and his children Emma, Peter, Bethany, and Audrey. He is also survived by his parents Gail and Vern Krenzer, his brothers Jeffrey (Megan) and Andrew (Amy), nieces Marin and Mabel and nephews William, Ian, Gavin, and Henry. In addition, he is survived by his mother and father-in-law Linda and Bill Orr, his sister-in-law Wendy Wolfe (Dan), nieces Savannah Rodriguez (Oscar) and Megan and nephews Adam Spitz (Shae) and Colton. He also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues and friends.

Doug graduated from Omaha Westside High School in 1989 and Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1993. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1996. After working in the litigation department of a national excess and surplus lines insurance company, he joined the law firm of Locher, Pavelka, Dostal, Braddy and Hammes in 2000 and became a partner in 2011. He was a member of both the Nebraska and Iowa State Bar Associations. In addition to many professional honors, Doug became a fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation in 2021.

Doug spent countless hours coaching youth soccer and basketball as well as teaching Sunday School at Countryside Community Church. He was also a board member of Together Inc. (2012-2018) and served on the Westside Community Schools Board of Education (2016-present).

Doug was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 11, 2019. He was initially treated at Methodist Hospital and then received a stem cell transplant in November of 2020 at the Nebraska Medical Center with his brother as the donor. Following a relapse in June of 2022, he elected to enroll in a treatment trial at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston. He underwent a second stem cell transplant in January 2023 there. After returning home in April, he endured a month long hospitalization due to complications related to his transplant.  He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Doug will be remembered for his legacy of commitment to his family and friends, his contributions to the field of law, his community service and his commitment to further understand and increase survival rates for his rare cancer. His treatment options were limited and he was determined that those who came after him would have more favorable odds.

There will be a visitation with the family Monday May 22nd from 5-7 pm at Countryside Community Church with funeral services on Tuesday the 23rd at 11 am also at the church.  Memorials can be directed to the family for the creation of a scholarship fund through the Westside Foundation.




  • Dick Haury Posted May 18, 2023 2:19 pm

    Doug was the most amazing person and friend I have ever known. Having him and all of my Krenzer family in my life has made me a better person. There will never be another like him and he will forever be missed. I love that man

  • Elizabeth Wake Posted May 18, 2023 4:12 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. I always looked up to Doug as my older cousin, someone who paved the way. He was kind, and funny, and well-respected. May he Rest In Peace. Peace be with the family. I wish I could be at the service. I hope the family can get together sometime to share memories. With love, Elizabeth, Gary, and Iris

  • Judi Mahan Posted May 18, 2023 4:22 pm

    I am sending my sincere sympathy after hearing of Doug’s passing.

  • Mary Jo Havlicek Posted May 18, 2023 5:29 pm

    Doug was an exemplary family man, friend and professional. He will be greatly missed.

  • Mary Jo Havlicek Posted May 18, 2023 6:05 pm

    Doug was an exemplary family man, friend, and professional. He will be greatly missed.

  • Gunnar Guenette Posted May 19, 2023 7:18 am

    Wonderful, warm and loving friend and family man. Blessings to Kari and the kids.

  • Kat Ruff Amantia Posted May 19, 2023 9:04 am

    I met Doug and his family several times. Each moment was a lasting impression, as he was kind, welcoming and funny ! Doug was a loving husband and doting father. Doug was also a very good friend to our extended family. He will be terribly missed. So much love to you Kari and the kids.

  • Joanne and Tony Dusatko Posted May 19, 2023 9:57 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing… Sending only good memories, thoughts and prayers to the Krenzer family.
    Jo & Tony

  • Jo and Tony Dusatko Posted May 19, 2023 10:04 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing….. sending only good thoughts, memories and prayers for the Krenzer family.

  • Holly Valdes Posted May 19, 2023 12:45 pm

    Dr. Kari Krenzer,
    My deepest condolences to you and your entire family.
    Holly & Grayson Valdés

  • Bob Daisley Posted May 19, 2023 4:43 pm

    Krenzer Family,

    I had the great fortune of meeting Doug in Lincoln while going to school. Lucky to have many things in common – Westside, the Weaver family, Okoboji, to name a few. He was truly a class act in every way. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Krenzer family and friends. Rest in peace Doug.

  • Dagnia Prieditis Posted May 21, 2023 9:14 am

    Sincere sympathies to the Krenzer family.

  • Dr Barbara & Michael Brock Posted May 23, 2023 1:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Maureen Boyle Posted May 23, 2023 8:55 pm

    Kari, I’m so sorry. Peace to you and your family.

  • Steve Gealy Posted May 24, 2023 10:13 am

    I did not know Doug well, but I handled one very significant case in which Doug and I represented co-defendants. I found Doug to be very bright and the consummate professional. He treated others as he would have wished to have been treated himself, with pragmatism, respect and dignity. Doug Krenzer was an excellent lawyer and a wonderful human being. I held him in the very highest regard and am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. His family and friends have my most sincere condolences.

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