Douglas "Doug" C. Gerst, 50, of Mediapolis, died at 2:32 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Doug was born June 29, 1966, in Burlington, he was the son of James "Jim" A. and Linda M. Rowell Gerst. On August 17, 1991, he married Debra "Debbie" Drain in Oakville, IA on his grandparent's farm.
He was a truck driver for WW Transport.
Doug was of Christian Faith. He loved spending time with his family and watching sports, especially the Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed being outdoors, constantly tinkering with things, and taking the kids on lawn mower rides.
Survivors include his wife, Debra "Debbie" Gerst of Mediapolis; his father, James "Jim" A. (Donna) Gerst; his mother, Linda M. Gerst; his children, Audrey Gerst of Mediapolis, Rylee Johnson of Mediapolis and Tyler Clover of Alpha, IL; six grandchildren, Quinci, Zander, Liam, Jaxton, Nolan, Payten; five brothers, James (JoAnn) Gerst of Alpena, MI, Thomas Gerst of Gladstone, IL, Gregory (Kathy Fraise) Gerst of Mediapolis, Robert (LaMae) Gerst of New London, Jason (Jessica) Gerst of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Jamie (Chris) Siegrist of Hedrick, IA and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, November 4, 2016 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mr. Gerst will be 10:00 AM Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Shane A. McCampbell officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the service.
A memorial has been established for the education of his grandchildren.
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