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Virginia Beach - Douglas Burgsteiner, 90, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13 in his Virginia Beach home.
Born in Guyton, GA, he was a long-term resident of both Virginia Beach and Seaboard NC where he and his wife retired to their dream farm. He was a man of many talents, including vegetable farming and wood-working, crafting items for his family such as a playhouse, a doll's crib and benches made from a pecan tree struck by lightning.
Douglas served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1966.
He was a member of the Masons, both Bayside and Seaboard branches, and the Seaboard Lions Club. He served as a deacon at the Seaboard Baptist Church.
Douglas was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Georgia, and seven siblings. Surviving him are his brother, Harold Lafayette (Mildred) and his sister, Myrtis Shearouse (Perry); sons, Douglas Burgsteiner (Robin) and Dwayne Burgsteiner (Deborah); and daughters, Virginia Winco and Linda Blanchard (David).
Also surviving him are his grandchildren Kelli Tillson (Travis); Allen Winco (Rosie), Brian Winco; Joelle Flood (Ryan) and many Burgsteiners - Cody (Karla), Timothy, Brianna, Kendra, Kyle, Joshua, Kourtney, Hallie and 14 great-grandchildren.
His family wishes to thank Bernice Moore, his primary caretaker whose kindness they greatly appreciated, and Natasha Jenkins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Hollomon-Brown, Bayside. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at Douglas's Virginia Beach home. A private burial will be held later in Seaboard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Christ United Methodist Church General Fund, 1601 E. Bayview Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23503 or a
. Condolences maybe be offered at www.Hollomon-Brown.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 18, 2013