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Douglas Paul Schwager, 71, of Long Grove, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
Funeral Services & Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, the North Scott Athletic Boosters or to a charity of the Donor’s choice. Chambers Funeral Home of Eldridge, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.
Doug came into the world on October 12, 1950 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Mary Ann (McAndrew) and Alfred Schwager. He attended Andrew Community Schools, graduating in 1968. He went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics. He was drafted in 1972 and spent five years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Doug married Denise Stanger in 1975 and together they had a daughter, Katie Lynn. In 1988 he was united in marriage with Beth (Pratt) Martin and together they had a daughter, Kelsey Danielle. He was a devoted stepfather to Brett and Chad Martin.
Doug retired from Headquarters, ASC in 2009 after a 37-year career with the government. Doug was a lifelong lover of sports and enjoyed participating in softball leagues, coaching, attending sporting events and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and North Scott Lancers. He also enjoyed woodworking and completed many projects for his children and friends in his woodshop.
In retirement, he enjoyed spending time reading, landscaping, researching collectibles and genealogy and helping out anyone with a task or project. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Beth; his children, Katie Dohmen (Randy Dohmen), Chad Martin (Angela Olive) and Kelsey Bryan (Spencer Bryan); his grandsons, Nyles Martin and Finn Dohmen; and his sister, Karen Huntley
Doug was preceded in death by his step-son, Brett Martin; his parents, Mary Ann and Alfred Schwager; an infant sister, Judith Ann Schwager; and his parents-in-law, Richard and Wilma Pratt.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Doug’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Thursday, September 1, 2022
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