Doug was born May 26, 1964 in Sioux Falls, SD the son of Melvin and Betty (Javers) Groth. He was raised in Sioux Falls.
As a young man, Doug worked for a few years at the Canton Café in Sioux Falls. Later, he was employed the Howard Johnson Hotel and Convention Center for over 30 years as the Banquet Manager. He also worked at the Rodeway Inn.
Doug enjoyed playing on a team in mens softball league. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and Nascar, especially Dale Earnhart, Jr., and had traveled to watch the races at the Kansas Speedway. He was a rock music fan and attended many concerts.
Doug was 57 years old when he passed away on June 13, 2021 in Sioux Falls.
He is survived by his children, Sara Groth, Jaxton and Brinley; three siblings, Darla, Deb and Misty. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Daniel Groth.