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Donald Gene Schouten

01/14/1936 - 01/22/2024


Obituary For Donald Gene Schouten

Donald Gene Schouten, 88, passed away on January 22, 2024 peacefully at home.

He was born on January 14, 1936 at Sundance, Wyoming to Herman Schouten and Mable (Hindman) Schouten. The family moved to Denver, Colorado where he grew up and graduated from Bear Creek High School and the Electronic Technical Institute.

Donald served in the Colorado Army National Guard for three years and in the United States Air Force for four years.

He went on to work in the electronics field with the: United States Geological Survey, United States Bureau of Mines and the United States Forest Service and private businesses.

He met DelRita Wolf in Nevada and they were married on June 26, 1967. Donald enjoyed the outdoors, the Rocky Mountains were a must for recreation, fishing and camping. So transitioning to the Black Hills was an ideal fit. It was a wonderful pastime for Donald to have sons, Brian and Gary learning to fish and camp in the Black Hills.

He is survived by his wife, DelRita son, Brian and sister, Sheryl. He was preceded in death by sons, Gary and Ray parents, Herman and Mable sister, Patricia brothers, John, Richmond and Ted.


10 Jun

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM

Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home 632 Saint Francis St. Rapid City, SD 57701 Get Directions »
10 Jun


01:00 PM

Black Hills National Cemetery 20901 Pleasant Valley Dr Sturgis, SD 57785 Get Directions »
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    A few years ago when Mom (Donald's sister Pat) & I came to their family reunion in South Dakota we stayed with Uncle Donald & Aunt DelRita. Mom (80 years old) & I hiked up to the top of Crazy Horse with all of the family. We had such a wonderful time and we were so blessed to stay with Uncle Donald & Aunt DelRita - they were very welcoming and kind hosts and mom & I enjoyed our time together with them. Praying for the family & Aunt DelRita at this difficult time.

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