Douglas Gene Kuyper


July 23, 1957 - September 20, 2015



Douglas Gene Kuyper was born on July 23, 1957 to Don and Donna (Houtkooper) Kuyper in Platte SD. He graduated from Stickney High School in 1975 and from Mitchell Vocational Tech for Carpentry in 1977. Doug was a member of the South Dakota National Guard for ten years. He was a twenty-five year employee of Trail King Industries and was most recently employed by Graphic Packaging in Mitchell.  In 1978 He married Judy Turner and together they had two children, Jennifer and Dylan. They divorced in 2005. Doug married Nonie Lunder in July of 2012. He enjoyed anything outdoors: gardening, fishing for walleye, camping or just boating on the water and throwing darts. He will be greatly missed.

Grateful and blessed for having shared in his life are his wife, Nonie; daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Freeman and son, Dylan; parents, Don and Donna Kuyper; brothers: Dan (Melanie) Kuyper, Dwight (Julia) Kuyper, Carson Kuyper, Darcy Kuyper and sister, Dawn (Dan) Veurink.

He was preceded in death by infant brother, David and grandparents: John and Alta Houtkooper and Ed and Grace Kuyper.



Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, September 25, 2015
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Anna Donovan on 10-02-2015
Nonie, my heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you!!
entry posted by Colleen DeJong on 09-25-2015
Sorry for your loss. Doug worked with my late husband, they fished many a night after work. Knew Doug from darts also. Always had a smile on his face. Doug will be greatly missed.
entry posted by R.Zounar on 09-25-2015
So sorry for your loss,may the Lord be with you always.

entry posted by Michelle Rickett & Jeff Martin on 09-24-2015
Rest in peace Doug and our thoughts and prayers are with you Nonie and your family.
entry posted by Ken Bussmus on 09-24-2015
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
entry posted by Todd and Sara Houtkooper on 09-24-2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Todd has fond childhood memories of Doug You all are in our prayers. It's easy to see how much Doug was loved.
entry posted by Joann Tuvey on 09-24-2015
Nonie, Celebrate the happy memories of time you shared. Our prayers for your loss.
entry posted by Aunt Linda on 09-24-2015
May Doug's memories be your comfort, now and forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers Nonie at this difficult time. I love you
entry posted by Angie Johnson on 09-24-2015
Nonie and family. Doug always had a smile on his face and will be missed by us all, but never forgotten! You are all in my prayers!
entry posted by Kellie and Jim on 09-24-2015
We are so very sorry for your loss Nonie's and for the family. Doug was and always be a great guy and will be greatly missed by all. Hugs for you all...
entry posted by Ariel Anderson on 09-24-2015
Doug will be missed by many and loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very difficult time.
entry posted by Todd & Lisa Walz on 09-24-2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
entry posted by Lorri Willim on 09-24-2015
May God soften your heart!!!, Doug was a great friend to me, , I will miss him dearly, My prayers r with his whole family... in so sorry i can't be there to celebrate his life , but hee will be in my thoughts ,
entry posted by Travis and Connie King on 09-24-2015
He may not be there with you in person, But, his love will always stay beside you, around you To protect you through, Very sorry to hear about this news! May God ease the painful period for you
Your in our thoughts and prayers
entry posted by Kim Houtkooper Szewczynski on 09-24-2015
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always have fond memories of Doug.
entry posted by Aunt Diana on 09-23-2015
Nonie, May your treasured memories of Doug brighten your days ahead. Keeping you close in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I Love you
entry posted by Lisa Chamberlain on 09-22-2015
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
entry posted by Gloria on 09-22-2015
Nonie so sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts for you.
entry posted by Charlie & W on 09-21-2015
So sorry for your loss Nonie !! You are in our thoughts and prayers . Doug will always be with you in your heart .
entry posted by Cliff Walz on 09-21-2015
Doug was a great nephew, and a good friend. Uncle Cliff
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