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Douglas Versteegh

February 16, 1959 ~ February 25, 2021 (age 62)


Douglas Keith Versteegh, 62, of Newton died on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 3, at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, at the funeral home.  The family will be requiring masks to be worn during all services. Memorials in Doug’s name (checks made payable to Jocile Versteegh) may be left at the funeral home. 

Doug, the son of Ken and JoAnn (Gordon) Versteegh, was born on February 16, 1959 in Des Moines. He grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1978.  Doug was united in marriage with Jocile McFarland on April 14, 1979, at the Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. He worked at TPI, Iowa Speedway and previously for the Maytag Company.  He was also a volunteer fire fighter in Newton for many years. Doug was an active member at the Community Heights Alliance Church being involved in leading youth group and running the sound system.

Doug is survived by his wife, Jocile Versteegh of Newton; children, Jessica Smith (Eric Bacon), Joshua (Katelyn) Versteegh, and Jacob Versteegh (Kristen Owens); grandchildren, Samantha Smith, Braven Bird, Zachary Versteegh, Vada Versteegh, Shayla Owens, Emma Bacon, Aubrey Bacon, and Drew Bacon; his parents, Ken and JoAnn Vesteegh of Newton; and siblings, Rhonda Nemmers of Earlham and Brad (Stephanie) Versteegh of Austin, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. 

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March 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Funeral Service
March 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Community Heights Alliance Church (Newton)

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