Aberdeen, SD-Memorial service for Douglas “Doug” Joel Ochs, 65, of Aberdeen will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 8th Ave. NE. The Rev. Kevin Bergeson of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 am until the time of service.
Doug died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home.
Douglas Joel Ochs, son of Casper and Virginia (Bartz) Ochs was born July 17, 1952 at Aberdeen, SD. He grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Central High School with the class of 1970. He then attended South Dakota State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Doug then became employed with Stellner Engineering Co. where he worked his entire working career and was still working at the time of his death. He purchased the business in 1983.
Doug was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He had a strong love of hunting and the outdoors. He deeply enjoyed his get-away trips to Las Vegas. Over the years, Doug was a referee for softball, high school football and high school basketball.
Survivors include his children and grandchildren, Benjamin Ochs of Fargo, ND and Patricia (Anthony) Kunz and their children, Mason and Easton of Eureka, SD; mother, Virginia Ochs of Sun City, CA and brother, Owen Ochs of Sioux Falls, SD.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Honorary Urnbearers will be Doug’s friends.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.