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A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Washington. The service will be available via Livestream at the First Baptist Church Facebook page. Burial will follow at the Brighton Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton. Gary Douglas “Doug” DeWolf, 58, of Washington, died Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Washington County Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to any of the following organizations: First Baptist Church of Washington, WCDC or Camp Reece.
Gary Douglas DeWolf was born April 25, 1962, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Gary E. and Helen E. (Rich) DeWolf. He graduated from Washington High School. Throughout his adult life he worked at Pizza Hut, the United Presbyterian Home, the Riverside Casino and WCDC. Doug was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington and enjoyed working, being with people, swimming, music, dancing, old movies and attending camps in the summer. He participated in the Special Olympics in swimming events. Doug loved his family and spending time with them.
Survivors include his parents: Gary and Helen DeWolf of Washington, paternal grandmother Stella Rich of Washington, two brothers: Mark (Donna) DeWolf and Brett (Sherise) DeWolf both of Washington, five nephews: Adam (Lindsey) DeWolf, Ryan DeWolf, Bryce DeWolf, Jaden (Paige) Chalupa, and Justyn Chalupa, one niece, Abbi DeWolf, and two great nieces: Juniper and Magnolia Chalupa.
Preceding Doug in death were his paternal grandparents: Harold and Vera DeWolf and maternal grandfather, Evertt Rich.
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So very sorry to learn of Doug's passing. Hoping he is at peace now and in a place the sun shines brightly. The entire family will be in my thoughts.
Mindi (Murphy) Johnson Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM
Gary and Helen. Im sorry to hear about Dougs passing. He was such a sweet heart. He always made sure to say hello at the reunion. I will miss his personality. Hugs to you all at this sad time. Love, Diane
Diane Anselm Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear of Dougs passing. I remember first meeting him when I drove for Mini Bus back in the 80s and hes been a smiling face in my life ever since. Judy
Judy Murphy Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM
Some great memories of Doug. Thoughts and prayers to Doug's family and friends.
Tracy Laws Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM
Always had a smile for you...Gary and Helen my prayers and thought go out to you and your family...a wonderful guy he was...
Virginia Hanshaw Gleason Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about your family's loss. I posted the weblink to our class's FB group.Be well, and may peace surround you in the times to come.
Sue Ellen Hegstrom Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM
My heart sank when I heard of Dong's passing. Heaven gained a giving angel. The memories are numerous for me and I hope you go to yours at this time and in the days to come. My prayers are with you at this time.
Dana Rembold Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing he had one of the kindest hearts I had the pleasure to know
Liz Hesseltine Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of Dougs passing. My sympathy to the family!
Lisa Buitendorp Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM
Prayers for the family, May memories ease the loss.
Nancy Rich Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM