IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Douglas Tiberghien

Douglas Arthur Tiberghien, of Steelville, Mo., passed away on Oct. 24, 2023. He was 81.

Born on July 18, 1942 to Lafayette Tiberghien, II. and Bertha Tiberghien (nee Myers), Brother Tiberghien grew up and attended school in St. Louis, Mo., he joined the United States Army where he served his country honorably doing crash rescue in Vietnam. He married the love of his life, Barbara Joyce Koch, on Sept. 19, 1970 in St. Louis, and together they had six children.

Brother Tiberghien is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Tiberghien of Steelville, Mo.; children Christine Santhuff, Jennifer (Michael) Strauch and Lisa White all of Steelville, Carrie (Ryan) Spoores of Waynesville, Mo., Lori (Ed) Fedison of New Jersey and Dawn Tiberghien of Las Vegas; foster child Josh Stephens of Newburg, Mo.; sisters-in-law Patricia Austin and JoAnn (Ron) Bell both of Union, Mo. and Jackie (John) Auer of Eureka, MO; brother-in-law Louis Koch of New Melle, Mo.; grandchildren Oliva Santhuff (Adam Craighead) of Republic, Mo., Amelia Santhuff (fiancé Dylan Sobczak) of Ballwin, Mo., Bradley White and Zachary White both of Columbia, Mo., Bradly White of Branson, Mo., Brandon (Trina) White of St. James, Mo., Trevor (Tonya) White of Rolla, Mo., Ryan (Sarah) Courtois of Sullivan, Logan Courtois (fiancée Amber McCoy) of Republic, MO, Connie Fedison of New Jersey and Brittany (John) Wrabel of Ohio; eight great grandchildren Shaddix, Liam, Braylee, Paxtyn, Forrest, Iris, Stephan, Jack and one on the way; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lafayette II. and Bertha Tiberghien; parents-in-law Louis and Virginia Koch; siblings Lafayette (Helen) Tiberghien, III., Lenore Mae (Frank “Bud”) Gardner, Jesse (Carol) Tiberghien and Phoebe “Ann” Tiberghien; son-in-law Stephan White; granddaughter Megan Johnson; grandsons Eddie Fedison, Jr. and Anthony Risko.

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