Douglas G. DeBoer

Date of Death: Apr 09, 2013
Douglas G. DeBoer
[highlight_text] (1967 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Douglas G. DeBoer, 45, of Waupun, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.


[leftcolumn] Doug was born September 19, 1967 in Waupun the son of Eugene and Betty Bylsma DeBoer. Doug graduated from Waupun High School in 1986. He married Carrie Nelson in 1986. Doug furthered his education at Central College in Pella, IA and graduated in 1990. He married Marcia Donovan in 1999. Doug worked for R & D Concrete Construction for approximately seven years before starting his own business, DeBoer Concrete. Doug enjoyed golf and baseball. He also loved to cook.

Doug is survived by his wife, Marcia, of Waupun; two children, Megan (Klint) Vande Zande of Waupun, and Tyler DeBoer of Waupun; a grandson, Klayton Vande Zande and a grandchild on the way; his parents, Eugene and Betty DeBoer of Brandon; a brother, Deron DeBoer of Brandon; two sisters, Dawn (Mike) Kleis of Pella, IA, and Deb (Tim) Bresser of Eau Claire, WI; step-children; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Doug was preceded in death by his grandparents, and an uncle.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Doug DeBoer will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon with Rev. Wick Hubers officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Wedges Prairie Cemetery in the town of Waupun.



  1. Jill Vande Weerd Says: April 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Gene, Betty and family,
    Sam and I are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We are praying for all of you…for the peace and hope of Jesus Christ to surround you at this hard time. May all of your memories with Doug help you through this time.
    Sam and Jill Vande Weerd

  2. Mike Core Says: April 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Although I haven’t seen Doug for about 5 years, it was still a shock to hear of his passing. I enjoyed golfing and playing softball with him many times. Marcia, Megan and Tyler you have my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jane (Vanden Berg)Nitschke Says: April 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Sincere sympathy to the whole DeBoer Family. Words cannot express nearly enough the thoughts and prayers that are being sent in your direction. I’ve known Doug since he was a very small boy and I babysat for him and his sisters. He was quite the kid and grew into quite the man. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Remember the good times and cherish those precious memories….they will help you get through.

  4. Bill Wojahn Says: April 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Doug was a good friend to not only Jake but to me as well.
    I will miss him greatly and wish your family my sincere sympathy.
    I hope Doug is in a better place without hurting. I pray we will meet again.

  5. Tony and Pamela Sauer Says: April 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We Love you all very much and we will miss Doug so very much. Please let us know if we can help in anyway!
    May his memories never fade!

    The Tony Sauer Family
    PT TIRE & SERVICE, Brandon

  6. Ken and Val Bille Says: April 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Tyler and Megan,
    You both have our deepest sympathy. Lean on each other, and your other family members and friends. We pray that God sends you his comfort, strength and peace. You will have the precious memories of your dad with you always.
    Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Ken and Val Bille

  7. Heather and Mike Wegner Says: April 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Mike and I are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    I will always remember him working here on our concrete.
    We hired him to do one concrete job because of his workmanship.
    We hired him again not only for the quality, but because he was a friend.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, now and always.

  8. Jim and Jo Ann Woudstra Says: April 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Gene and Betty,
    It has been a long time, but you were good friends during our 3 years in Waupun and I consider it a privilege to have coached Doug. We want to extend your family our sincere condolences in the tragic loss of your son and pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort and encourage you during this difficult time.
    In His Grip,
    Jim and Jo Ann Woudstra

  9. Shirley Straks Says: April 11, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Gene,Betty and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very sad time.

    Shirley Straks

  10. Tifany Derksen Says: April 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    To the DeBoer Family:
    My deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss of such a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Such a great loss to all who knew Doug.
    May God watch over all of you and one day give you peace.
    Jason, Tifany & Torrie Derksen

  11. Fran Kleis Says: April 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Dear Dawn,Gene,Betty and Family,
    My heart aches for all of you. I’m praying to God that all of your
    precious memories of Doug, bring you peace and comfort in
    the days ahead. Rest in peace,Doug.
    Fran Kleis

  12. Julie & Lance Staker Says: April 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    We were so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

    Julie and Lance

  13. Karen and Gary Flier Says: April 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Your family has our deepest condolence and prayers. We will miss his wonderful smile and sarcasm, his memories are in your mind and soul, the love you have for him is in your heart, this too will never fade.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can help out with. We are here for the whole family.

  14. Renae Krohn Says: April 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. I knew Doug from kindergarten on. He was also a great help to our family on the farm in the summers. He will be missed

  15. Fran Kleis Says: April 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Dear Dawn,Gene,Betty and Family,
    My heart aches for all of you. I’m praying to God that all of
    Your precious memories of Doug will give you peace and
    comfort in the days ahead.
    Rest in peace, Doug.
    With love,
    Fran Kleis

  16. Andrew Williams Says: April 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. Although I have not seen Doug in many years, I have many fond memories of his competitive spirit (Brandon softball, Pony League in Waupun, etc.), his athletic ability, and his ability to enjoy a laugh. The loss of Doug will be felt by many. I hope the many precious memories you have experienced will remain fresh in your minds and will help ease the grief you are going through.

  17. Jamison and Tawnya Davies Says: April 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Our thoughts are with you Marcia and family. Whenever we think of him, we see him smiling and having fun. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesistate to let us know.

    Love and prayers,
    Jamison and Tawnya Davies

  18. Mark Loomans Says: April 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Geno, Betty and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing, .. I can not even begin to imagine what a hole you must have in your hearts. You have my deepest sympathy. The time that I spent around Doug, I can always say he was a gentleman and conducted himself in a very respectable manner. I pray that you will heal but never forget!!!

    God Bless all of you,

    Mark Loomans

  19. Jay and Mary Says: April 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Marsha and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. May God look over you and give you the strength to endure this time and help you to heal as it passes. We will never forget the wonderful man he was, and bringing that wonderful smile and kindness that always made us feel good. Made us laugh with his humor, and the angel’s have that wonderful friend now and we will never forget. We are here for you.

    All our Love,
    Jay and Mary

  20. Kraig Byron Says: April 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    To the DeBoer Family:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a genuinely good person and will be missed. I never encountered Doug without being greeted by a welcoming handshake and smile, to be followed by pleasant conversation and most likely a good dose of laughter. My thoughts are with you all.

    Kraig Byron

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