Douglas Renfert Lane, born in Milwaukee on March 26, 1948, died at his home in Tucson on October 15, 2022. Doug attended Duke University and graduated from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina. He attended Milwaukee Country Day School and is an alumnus. of Westminster School, Simsbury, CT. Commercial and industrial real estate broker for the James T. Barry Company, he then managed and developed the family business of real estate development. In 1997, he assumed the role of President and CEO of Schwaab, Inc., a pre-inked stamp company founded by his great-grandfather Andrew Schwaab in 1881. Doug took great pride in leading the company family. His leadership and vision propelled the company to new heights, transforming Schwaab into a market leader. Doug was fun loving and loyal, devoted to his whole family and very determined when he made up his mind. A small plane pilot, Harley-Davidson racer and convertible sports car enthusiast, he was always ready for adventure. He shared years of tennis and paddle tennis matches, duck hunts and fireworks with friends in Wisconsin. After retirement, Doug lived in Tucson, where he enjoyed the changing vistas of the Sonoran Desert and received visits from hummingbirds, bobcats and owls. He devoted his later years to his game of golf and became a fixture at the Tucson Country Club. Predeceased by his parents Melita R. and John AS Lane and his brother John AS (Nancy) Lane, Jr., Doug is survived by his daughter Ginny Lane (Robert) Rush and Andrew (Jessica) Lane, his grandchildren. children Will, Charlie and Ellie Lane and Link Rush. He is survived by his sisters Liz (Roger) Peirce and Sarah (Alex) Starrett and his dear nieces, nephews and friends. A private burial is planned.
Posted on November 11, 2022
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