Douglas N. Marsh, 80, of Sioux City, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023 at his residence surrounded by family. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Pastor Bob Dillman will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa on Tuesday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. sharp. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Doug was born on March 23, 1943 in Stewartville, Minnesota, to Roy and Doris (Brown) Marsh. He was born and raised in the Rochester, Minnesota area and graduated high school in 1962. He went on to enlist in the United States Air Force with Security Forces on March 12, 1963. He was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana and also in Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. He served until February 10, 1967.
On February 10, 1968 he married his high school sweetheart Lynne Benson at the Methodist church in Stewartville. The couple made their home in Mankato, Minnesota from 1968 until 1983, when they moved to Sioux City.
Doug worked for General Motors in the parts division from 1968 to 1972. He was the Plant Superintendent at Hubbard Milling Company from 1972 to 2000, and drove for Tip Top Tux from 2002 until his retirement in 2010. Doug never really retired though, and drove limousines for Black Tie until July of 2023. Following his semi-retirement, Doug rebuilt a 1963 ½ Ford Galaxie 500. He loved working on his car and other classic cars with his best friend, Rick.
In his spare time, Doug enjoyed attending classic car shows and camping with his family and grandchildren. He loved taking his daughters to fairs, horse and tractor shows. On beautiful days, you could bet Doug would either be driving his 1963 ½ car or cruising on his motorcycle. He enjoyed singing old songs and taking his grandchildren out for a cruise to the local Dairy Queen. He loved attending air shows and watching NASCAR races. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son in laws.
Doug loved to laugh and would always want to reminisce about joyful memories, share the same jokes, and watch his most favorite comedy sitcom, Hogan’s Heroes. He enjoyed movie nights with his family and would insist on having a large bowl of popcorn, his favorite snack. He especially loved spending time with his wife Lynne of 55 years. They loved playing Yahtzee together, reading books on their deck, taking road trips, birdwatching, listening to talk radio, and watching NCIS, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune together. He was most proud of their life together and loved Lynne and his family with his whole heart.
Doug lived his life to the fullest and embodied the Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. He was a car expert and never backed away from an engine that needed repair, or an oil change. Doug was also an excellent driver and would free himself to drive you anywhere you needed, no matter the time, distance or weather. If you needed help with a move, he would drop what he was doing and show up to help with a smile on his face. Family was very dear to Doug and he enjoyed visiting his brothers, sisters, and cousins in Minnesota. He was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, and brother; he will be dearly missed. Doug was called home to Jesus on the 6th anniversary of his daughter Tammy’s passing.
He is survived by his wife, Lynne Marsh of Sioux City; two daughters’ Renae Moos (Ben Moos) of Sioux City, and Kristine Scherbring (Chad Scherbring) of Downers Grove, IL; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamra Ream in 2017; a brother, Lowell Marsh in 2020; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.