Douglas S. Lash

Douglas S. Lash

October 7, 2020


Douglas Stephen Lash, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on October 7th after courageously battling Alzheimer’s and, more recently, multiple myeloma.

Doug was born in Council Bluffs, IA, to Frances Marshall and Donald Lash.  After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1966, Doug attended Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and Dana College in Blair, NE.  Doug graduated from Creighton University School of Law.

Doug practiced law nearly 50 years in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. After Doug was appointed in-house counsel for Knudson Construction in Council Bluffs, Doug elected to pursue his own practice specializing in construction, real estate, contracts, and tax increment financing projects.

Doug will be remembered for his quick wit and genuine care for people.  He was a voracious reader who was passionate about music and the arts—attending concerts and performances whenever and wherever he could.  Doug loved cars and sports—especially Husker football and Bluejay basketball.  Doug enjoyed good meals at his preferred restaurants, many of which he continued to frequent until the very end.  In his later years, Doug could often be found in his favorite recliner with his treasured silky terrier dogs, Coco and Lucy.

Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Susan Thompson Lash, and his mother Fran; three daughters: Becky (Mark) Rabick; Sarah (Joe) Centineo and grandchildren Josh and Nate; Laura (Jim) Flahive and grandchildren Connor and Elizabeth; and son Michael (Karen) Bird and grandchildren Kacey and Korey.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 10th, at 5pm at the West Center Chapel, with VISITATION starting at 4pm.

Memorials can be directed to The Salvation Army, Siena/Francis House, or the Douglas S. Lash Memorial Scholarship at the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation.




  • John and Sharon Culjat Posted October 7, 2020 5:23 pm

    Susan, we are so saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of our times spent with both of you over the years. Sending our thoughts and prayers
    John and Sharon Culjat

  • Paul Wedel Posted October 8, 2020 8:45 am

    Sue,so sad to hear of Dougs passing. Doug and I had a wonderful friendship for 60 years. I was also honored to be your friend at Blair Scholls. My Condolence in your time of healing.

  • Connie Derry Posted October 8, 2020 9:36 am

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Doug, a classmate at both Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs and Dana College in Blair. Condolences to Doug’s family.

  • Lloyd Marsh Posted October 9, 2020 9:41 am

    So sorry Doug’s family.

  • Diana Owens Posted October 9, 2020 2:26 pm

    Susan and family…..Joe and I were shocked to see of Doug’s passing. Lots of memories while we were neighbors. Know that we are thinking of you and your family and offer many prayers.

  • Jean (Brehm) Shelstad Posted October 9, 2020 7:44 pm

    Doug and I were in the same speech class at Dana College. Mr. Dibben was the instructor. There was never a dull moment with Doug in class. He was truly a unique personality, not easily forgotten. I send my condolences to Doug’s family. He was a gem!

  • Mark Berner Posted October 10, 2020 8:05 am

    Very sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. He was “one of the family” as a long time member of the Pinnacle Club. I enjoyed chatting with Doug over the years there, the topics were varied and Doug always had an interesting point of view. Best wishes to Doug’s family.

  • Ginger Edgell Posted October 10, 2020 2:35 pm

    Susan and Michael, my sincere condolences on your loss.

  • RB Graeme Posted October 13, 2020 5:28 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Debbie Kellogg Posted October 17, 2020 10:49 am

    Susan, I am so sad to hear of your beloved Doug’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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