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

Posted by Anna Donovan on October 2, 2015
Nonie, my heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you!!
Posted by Colleen DeJong on September 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.
Posted by R.Zounar on September 25, 2015
So sorry for your loss,may the Lord be with you always.

Posted by Michelle Rickett & Jeff Martin on September 24, 2015
Rest in peace Doug and our thoughts and prayers are with you Nonie and your family.
Posted by Ken Bussmus on September 24, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Posted by Todd and Sara Houtkooper on September 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.
Posted by Joann Tuvey on September 24, 2015
Nonie, Celebrate the happy memories of time you shared. Our prayers for your loss.
Posted by Aunt Linda on September 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
Posted by Angie Johnson on September 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!
Posted by Kellie and Jim on September 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...
Posted by Ariel Anderson on September 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.
Posted by Todd & Lisa Walz on September 24, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Posted by Lorri Willim on September 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 ,
Posted by Travis and Connie King on September 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
Posted by Kim Houtkooper Szewczynski on September 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.
Posted by Aunt Diana on September 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
Posted by Lisa Chamberlain on September 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Gloria on September 22, 2015
Nonie so sorry for your loss prayers and thoughts for you.
Posted by Charlie & W on September 21, 2015
So sorry for your loss Nonie !! You are in our thoughts and prayers . Doug will always be with you in your heart .
Posted by Cliff Walz on September 21, 2015
Doug was a great nephew, and a good friend. Uncle Cliff
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