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Douglas Chester Engstrom


February 13, 2020

Douglas Chester Engstrom, 70, passed away January 27, 2020, at Clear Creek Care Center, Westminster, Colorado of a long-term illness.

He was born January 5, 1950 to Robert L. and Charlotte P. (Lamb) Engstrom in Newcastle, Wyoming. He attended Sundance High School. 

Following high school, he did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. As a teenager he was active with the Sundance Boy Scouts. He worked several different jobs in the oil fields around Gillette, Wyoming. He was working as a truck driver when he became disabled.

He is survived by sister, Viola Stanley of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Don (wife Betty) Engstrom of Sundance, Wyoming; nieces, Stephanie Coy of Indianapolis, and Alexis (husband Deric) Flagstad of Spearfish, South Dakota; nephew, Robert (wife Karen) Stanley of Van Vert, Ohio and Scott (wife Julie) Stanley of Lizton, Indiana; three great-nieces and four great-nephews; three great-great nephews, three aunts, and a number of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 7, 2020 at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance. Burial with full military honors was at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis, SD.

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