Washington Evening Journal
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DOUGLAS OSCAR COLLETT
Douglas Oscar Collett, better known as "Hoss," 60, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, due to congestive heart failure. Per Doug's request, no funeral will be held at this time. The family will host a Celebration of Life service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations have been established for Hospice of Washington County and sent to Sherri Dusenbery, 602 E. 13th St., Washington, IA 52353. Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Doug's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Doug was born April 21, 1961, in Rock Island, Ill., the son of Clarence Oscar and Sara Ruth (Davenport) Collett. He grew up in Washington, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1979. During his career, Doug worked at Crane Valves. He also worked as a guard at the Oakdale Prison, where he was employed for 25 years. In ,2007, Doug retired due to his decline in health.
During his time with us, Doug interacted with and touched the lives of many, from all walks of life. Doug had a personality bigger than life. He had lifelong relationships with high school friends, previous co-workers, riding buddies and fishing and hunting friends. He truly enjoyed being able to help others in need.
He is survived by two sisters, Kimberly (Robert) Sparks of Decatur, Neb., and Sherri (William) Dusenbery of Washington, Iowa; and his best friend and canine companion, Co. He was loved by many other family members.
Doug was preceded in death by his mother and father.