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Douglas Parcheta

May 22, 1943 - November 16, 2022
Holland, MI



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Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Douglas Gary Parcheta, age 79, of Grand Haven passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Holland Hospital.

He was born May 22, 1943 in Grand Haven to the late Frank and Lucille Parcheta. Doug married his late wife Sandy Parcheta on November 22, 1970 in Grand Rapids. He lived most of his life in Grand Haven and spent his last remaining years with Iris Van Dyck in Holland.

He had worked for Bastian-Blessing of Grand Haven and retired from Donnelly Corporation of Holland. Doug was a boy scout, on the school swim team, and veteran of the US Navy. He enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, cards, cooking, watching action movies/sports/weather on tv, running/biking, casinos, and camping with his family in his early years, with Iris in his later.

He is survived by his daughter Theresa Goecker (Eric), Mt. Pleasant; sons Dan Parcheta, Grand Rapids and Rick Parcheta (Jill), Grand Haven; grandchildren Mariah, Addison, Audrey, Adrienne, River and Sienna; and his siblings Sharon DeWreede (Rob), Terry Parcheta (Susan), Sue Champion (Bill), and Sally Parks (Huck).

Donations in his memory can be made to a hospice or veteran’s charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes-Downtown Chapel.