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Dennis Dodge

Oct 14, 2008

ESTHERVILLE – Funeral services for Dennis Dodge, 65, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at First Christian Church in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Visitation was 5-7 p.m.Monday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Memorial Cemetery in Estherville.

He died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dennis Dean Dodge, the son of Donald and Ann (Harris) Dodge, was born Feb. 17, 1943, in Spencer.

He received his education in the Terril schools, graduating from Terril High School. He continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, earning his bachelor of science degree in ag business. Dennis served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. After serving with the U.S. 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, S.D., Cindi Gronau and her husband, Wade, and their children, Grant and Garret of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Cherilyn Krichau and her husband, Clint, and their children, Cody, Carter and Catelyn of Gilmore City, Iowa; 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, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his father.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com