Don Dennis


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Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Don R. Dennis, 83, of Erie, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in IowaCity, Iowa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Don R. Dennis Memorial Fund.
Don was born June 28, 1929, in Rock Falls, the son of John and Venita Mickle Dennis. He served
his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Eclipse and Penberthy in Prophetstown and retired with
nearly 34 years of service. Don has spent the past 22 years with his wife, Linda. In his younger years,
he enjoyed driving trucks and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed playing the flight simulator on his
computer. He had a horse named Manners that he cherished. Don was a member of the American
Legion Post in Hillsdale.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Dennis, Erie; daughters, Cindy (Jim) Greer, Forestville, Conn., Karen
Thomas, Bristol, Conn.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Cooper, Erie; sister-in-law, Betty Dennis, Prophetstown; five nephews; and three nieces. Don was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Dennis; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Cooper. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com














 



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