As his health declined from diabetes, he moved to Rapid City to live with his eldest daughter, Rosa, but if he told the story, it was to take care of her!
Doug also enjoyed playing softball and spent many summers at the ball fields. Doug lost his very courageous battle to cancer on July 5, 2018.
He and his wife, Linda, played on a co-ed team where they won 2nd place at a U. He spent his last 5 days in the comfort of the Lippold Hospice Suite in Sturgis.
While living in Faith, Sonja, Arnold, and Jacky completed the family.
Times were tough feeding five kids, so Dean decided to venture out on his own, moving to Newell to start his own business, Butchs Garage, in 1964.
Usually I would dismiss this guy based purely on his douchey mcdouchey username, but he amps up the douche factor with his profile pic which shows him with his hands gesturing to his crotch area. I give him my RSVP login and password and tell him to find me a man!!
He replied an hour later and apologised for the delay in responding.In 1998, he married Elmie Bartel and in 2005, he sold the trailer court and moved to Watertown, NY.While living there, Elmie passed away and he returned to Sturgis.Doug attended K-12 in Sturgis and completed a semester at Huron College. Doug excelled in wrestling all through high school and continued coaching AAU wrestling for 20 years. He always had so many stories to tell, and everybody enjoyed listening to them.Doug married his high school sweetheart, Linda, on November 12, 1976, at Grace Lutheran Church. He loved teaching young wrestlers, and his inspiration led many to victory. Doug's last place of employment was at Owen's Interstate, where he worked until his death.He then joined Marlene and Velva in the caf business.