He is also survived by 41 great-grandchildren (4th generation); 4 great-great-grandchildren (5th generation); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Laura Vetter; his wife of 38 years, Marlene Vetter; his second wife, Elmie Vetter; sister, Janet Smith; mother-in-law, Mabel Inghram; brothers-in-law, Robert Smith, Bunky Inghram, and Charles Ryder; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Vetter. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Interment will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
They started out their married life living in Rapid City working for Pools, hauling trailer houses and enjoyed being a dad to his two daughters, Rosa and Velva.
They then moved to Faith in 1961, and he went to work as a mechanic.
Together, they had three wonderful children; Sheila, Jesse, and Shannon.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. A memorial has been established Childrens Hospital of Colorado (PICU/TRA Trauma Team) and Aydens Allstars (ICO Gary or Alicia Vetter).
Send Flowers Sign/View Registry Doug was born January 17, 1957, to Robert and Dorothy Kaiser. Doug made so many friends through his wrestling and softball years.
As his health declined from diabetes, he moved to Rapid City to live with his eldest daughter, Rosa, but if he told the story, it was to take care of her!
He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend.