Douglas Lee Scholten, 76

Douglas Lee Scholten, 76, of Ottumwa, Iowa, died Jan. 22, 2018, at home.

Douglas Lee Scholten, 76

He was born May 4, 1941, in Corsica, South Dakota, to Ben and Jeanette Scholten. He married Nancy Meyer on Aug. 26, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1982.

A graduate of Armour High School in Armour, South Dakota, Douglas earned a bachelor of science degree from South Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota. He taught at Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota, worked at Hormel in Austin and Ottumwa as well as Excel and retired from the Zee Co. in 2007.

Douglas played AAA baseball and managed the Austin Blues. He enjoyed harness racing and owned and operated Doug’s Horse and Carriage Service.

Surviving are his daughters, Tamara J. Scholten (John Montgomery) of Branson, Missouri, Jill E. (Alvin) Baker of Hedrick, Iowa, Wendlyn L. (Todd) Durflinger of Gladstone, Illinois, Tracey K. (James) Hamilton of Dallas, Texas, and Janel M. Scholten of Ottumwa; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a special companion of 20 years, Betty Eklofe; a sister, Bonnie (Matt) McKeon of Sedona, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Don and Brad Scholten.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. on Saturday in Holman Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa, with Pastor Luke Schouten officiating. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iowa Cerebral Palsy Association, P.O. Box 4090, Waterloo, IA 50704.