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Mark W. Denn

January 3, 1957 September 16, 2016
Mark W. Denn
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Mark William Denn, 59, of Frederic, WI passed away September 16, 2016 at Regions Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Mark was born January 3, 1957 in Hastings, Minnesota to Gerald and Pauline Denn.

After attending school in Hastings, Mark joined the Army in 1979.

Mark met Cindy Peer in Junction City, Kansas while they were both serving in the Army, and they were married there September 3, 1983. Mark became father to Cindy's son, Jeff, and brought his daughter, Nicole, into the family. Mark was discharged in 1983. The family then moved to Japan, where Cindy was reassigned, and there they welcomed their daughter, Paula.

After assignments following in Virginia and Georgia, Cindy retired and they relocated to Wisconsin. Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He will be remembered for being a "big softie" and his adapting of songs to the grandchildren.

Mark is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cindy; daughters, Paula and Nicole; son, Jeff; grandchildren, Harper, Garrett, Brooke, Torrin, Zach, Kaytlynn, Kaylee and Jayden; parents, Gerald and Pauline; siblings, Joan Wheeler, Steve (Nancy), Kevin, David, Bernie Swanson, Cyndi, Mary (Terry) Shoen and Brenda (Bill) Holloway; mother-in-law, Jeffie (Bub) McDonald; father-in-law, Jack (Joan) Sikes; brother-in-law, Henry Sikes; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Jeff) Hartman; and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and sister, Christine.

Mark will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He brought many smiles to the faces of young children who called him Santa, Uncle Mark or Gampy, whether they were related or not.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, September 23, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Hacker's Lanes in Frederic, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frederic on Saturday, September 24, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jody Walter officiating.

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com , 715-825-5550.

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Visitation

Friday

23

Sep

4:00 PM 9/23/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/23/2016 7:00:00 PM
The 300 Club

413 Wisconsin Ave. S.
Frederic, WI 54837

The 300 Club
413 Wisconsin Ave. S. Frederic 54837 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Sep

1:00 PM 9/24/2016 1:00:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran

201 1st Avenue S.
Frederic, WI 54837

Immanuel Lutheran
201 1st Avenue S. Frederic 54837 WI
United States
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