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Dennis Dodge, 1943-2008


Posted By: Connie K. Hanson (email)
Date: 10/18/2014 at 22:40:08

Dennis Dean Dodge, the son of Donald and Ann (Harris) Dodge, was born Feb. 17, 1943 in Spencer, IA and departed this life on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Avera McKenna Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 65.

He received his education in the Terril schools graduating from Terril High School. He continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, IA earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business. Dennis served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. After serving with the US Army, Dennis began his career with Farmland Industries as a management trainee.

On June 1, 1968, he was united in marriage to Becky Bruett in Estherville. Dennis later began General Manager roles at local cooperatives. He eventually came back to Iowa to farm. Dennis went back to work for Farmland Industries and later Land O Lakes as a swine project manager, retiring in 2002. Since retirement, Dennis enjoyed woodworking, summer vacations at Ottertail Lake with his family, and gardening. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his wife, Becky, children, and grandchildren.

Left to cherish Dennis' memory are his wife, Becky of Estherville; daughters, Kris Schobert and her husband, Jim and their children, Ashley, Lucas and Lindsey of Brandon, SD; Cindi Gronau and her husband, Wade and their children, Grant and Garret of Redwood Falls, MN; Cherilyn Krichau and her husband, Clint and their children, Cody, Carter, and Catelyn of Gilmore City, IA; his mother, Ann Dodge of Estherville; brother, Doug Dodge and his wife, Lynn of Terril; and sister, Marilyn Grabarczyk and her husband, Dale of Rochester, MN.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Obituary from Henry-Olson Funeral Home and Crematory.


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