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Douglas Ulven

Douglas R. "Doug" Ulven

November 5th, 1947 - July 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas "Doug" Ulven, age 72, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Avantara Nursing Home in Watertown.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Pastor Scott Dempster officiating.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown with Military Honors conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America of Northeast South Dakota Chapter 1054 of Watertown.

Douglas Roy Ulven was born on November 5, 1947 to Roy and Wilma (Schaaf) Ulven in Watertown, SD. He attended Watertown Schools and graduated from Watertown High School in 1966. Doug was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 and served for two years, serving one year in Vietnam. Following his discharge,
Doug attended Northern State College in Aberdeen for three years.

Doug moved to Steamboat, Colorado where he lived for a while, then to California before he moved back to Watertown for a short while. In 1978, Doug moved to Brookings. He retired in 2007 due to health problems and returned to Watertown in 2009.

He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and camping.

Doug is survived by his sister, Barb (Rich) O'Byrne of Watertown; his nephew, Corey O'Byrne of Watertown; and one brother-in-law, Bob Udvardi of Denver, CO.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Wilma Ulven, and his sister, Shirley Udvardi.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Scott Dempster
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Fran Torgrude

Posted at 10:32pm
I worked with Doug in Brookings for many years. He was a very nice caring guy. My sympathy to his family.

Fran Torgrude
Volga SD
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