Dougals E. Iverson

Douglas E. Iverson, 62, Sturgis, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his home in Sturgis.

Douglas E. Iverson was born Sept. 13, 1949, at Vermillion, to Wayne and Mathilda (Jepsen) Iverson.  The family moved to Sturgis while Doug was very young.  He attended Sturgis schools until joining the Parks Job Corps Center in California.

Doug enlisted in the US Army and served as a door gunner on a huey for three tours in Vietnam.  Following his discharge, he returned home and worked at the Homestake in Lead for six months.  Doug married Joyce Staudinger on Feb. 14, 1974, at Ft. Meade.  Doug re-enlisted and returned to active military service.  The family lived in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Ft. Richardson, Anchorage, AK, and Fitzimmons in Denver, CO, prior to his honorable discharge.  The family returned to Sturgis and Doug worked at Fort Meade in nursing services.  He retired in 2000 from housekeeping.

Doug was a member of the VFW, DAV, and served on the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Iverson, Sturgis; one son, Jason Iverson, Huron; one daughter, Daneen (Michael) Domogalski, Sturgis; two sisters, Pam Iverson, Chicago, IL, and Michele McIntyre, Mazomanie, WI; and one granddaughter, Kylie Domogalski, Sturgis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and one niece.

A memorial has been established to Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.  The inurnment was at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.

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