Richard Paul Dennis, 82, lifelong resident of Winona, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Winona Health.
Dick was born on January 18, 1936 to Ellsworth M. and Genevieve (Palbicki) Dennis. Dick married Betty Ann Sebo on November 3, 1962 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Winona. To this union they were blessed with 3 children Sandra, Sheila and Craig.
Dick served proudly in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Thern and retired from TRW. Dick was very proud of his Irish heritage, his family and his grandchildren. Dick and Betty loved camping, traveling (each of the 50 states along with multiple different countries), dancing and being with their family and friends.
Dick was a member of the Leon J. Wetzel American Legion Post 9, Winona Eagles Club1234 and the Winona Elks 327.
Dick is lovingly survived by his wife Betty; children Sandy (Kevin) Koeller, Houston, MN, Sheila (Dan) Lawrie, La Crosse, WI, Craig (Pamela) Dennis, Winona; grandchildren Brittany (Paul Johnson) Koeller, Chandler and Ethan Dennis; brother Robert Dennis; sisters-in-law Ruth Dennis and Carol Dennis all of Winona; many nieces, nephews as well as other relatives and friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edward, Ellsworth J. and Charles; sister Joyce (Edward) Przybylski; sisters-in-law Cecilia Dennis and Hope Dennis.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 4 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Visitation Commons. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors provided by the Leon J. Wetzel American Legion Post 9. The family respectfully request memorials in lieu of flowers.
Our dad’s strength and memories created over the years will forever live in our hearts.
Sandy, Sheila and Craig.