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Douglas Lloyd Ganschow

1954 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Douglas Lloyd Ganschow Obituary
Douglas Lloyd Ganschow

Douglas Lloyd Ganschow, 60, earned his wings on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton after a short battle with sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 15th at 10:00am, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Union Cemetery rural Wakonda.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 14th from 4:00-7:00pm at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda followed by a prayer service at 7:00pm.

Doug was born November 14, 1954 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Robert and JoAnn Ganschow. At six months of age, his family moved to Wakonda, SD where he grew up, raised his own family, and created lasting friendships with everyone he met. He graduated from Wakonda High School in 1973 and married his high school sweetheart, Pam Anderson, in 1974. To this union, Doug and Pam added a daughter Staci and a son Robert.

Doug's true passion was farming and raising a cow/calf herd with his father, brothers, son, and son-in-law. He also completed 25 years of service at the University of South Dakota where he served in many departments and finished his career as a structural supervisor.

Doug was hardworking, generous, and devoted to his family, friends, and community.

In his free time, Doug enjoyed playing men's fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, bowling, coaching girls softball, golfing, fishing, hunting, playing pinochle and cribbage, and attending as many of his grandchildren's events as possible.

Survivors include his wife Pam of Wakonda; his mother JoAnn of Wakonda; his daughter Staci (Daniel) Larson of Volin; his son Robert of Wakonda; four grandchildren Abby, Molly, Keeley, and Nathan Larson of Volin; three brothers Dennis (Kathy) of Wakonda, Darby (Cathy) of Wakonda, and David (Brenda) of Wakonda; a sister-in-law Janet (David) Nelson of Irene; two brother-in-laws Stuart (Samantha) Anderson of Yankton and Craig (Amy) Anderson of Yankton; twelve nieces and nephews; and more friends than we can ever count.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Robert Ganschow, father-in-law Eldon Anderson, mother-in-law Bonnie Anderson, a nephew Michael Nelson, and many friends who without doubt greeted him with open arms.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 14, 2015
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