Douglas C. Stueber, 62


Douglas C. Stueber, of Richfield, passed away at the age of 62 while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Schempf of Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman officiating. A celebration will be at the Watertown Elks Lodge immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Stueber Trust.

Burial will be at Theresa Union Cemetery on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Relatives and friends may call at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown on Friday from 3-7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Doug developed his love for farming early on, being raised on a farm outside of Juneau. He continued farming outside of Clyman until the 1980s. Afterward, he moved on to excavation at Koch’s Telecommunications in Hustisford. Doug went on to become owner of DCS Construction, working in the Hartford and Slinger areas. He was passionate about being a volunteer fireman for both the Clyman and Richfield Fire Departments. He was fire chief for nearly 20 years at the Clyman Fire Department and served as president of the Dodge County Fire Chiefs Association. Doug held various offices at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau.

Doug was happiest with a new project to tackle. He loved to build, create and fix things, mostly from the request of his three daughters. He enjoyed trapshooting, hunting, landscaping, woodworking, building, making breakfast, drinking a lot of coffee, but above all, it was spending time with family. He excelled at spoiling the grandkids. Doug “Chief” will be deeply missed by his family and all whose lives he touched.

He is survived by wife, Jane (Fenske) Stueber; three daughters, Elizabeth (Joe) Bokelman, Jennifer (Rick) Kippert and Kelly Stueber; his grandchildren, Bella, Jacob, Caleb and Lily; his mother, Vida Stueber; his sister, Bev (Bill) Lenz, and brother, Jeff Stueber; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Stueber.