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Dennis P. Loecken – Obituary

Name: Dennis P. Loecken

Age: 69

Born: 03-06-1949

Died: 09-13-2018

Visitation:
St. Joseph Parish Center Heritage Hall, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Service:
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Dennis P. Loecken, age 69 of Dent and formerly of St. Joseph who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his home on Dead Lake. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Parish Center Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be 4:00 p.m. Monday at the Heritage Hall. Arrangements are being made the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph.

Dennis was born March 6, 1949 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Joseph and Theresa (Rausch) Loecken. He grew up on the family farm in St. Martin. Dennis was united in marriage to Connie Terres on September 18, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple lived and raised their family in St. Joseph where he was an active member of St. Joseph Parish, Lions, Knights of Columbus and American Legion. Dennis was passionate about sports, from his youth in baseball and football, to coaching his children, to rooting for the Twins and Vikings. Dennis retired from Electrolux after 39 years and moved to his lake home where he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

While enjoying retirement Dennis was an active member of St. James Parish, Otter Tail Lions and President of the Dead Lake Association. Dennis and Connie enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 46 years, Connie; his mother, Theresa of Melrose; children, Pamela (Aaron) Shaver of Plymouth, Russ (Kate) of Delano and Ryan (Amanda) of St. Michael; eight grandchildren, Ellie, Livia, Tessa, Courtney, Andrew, Dane, Connor and Elise; brothers and sisters, Virgil (Dorine) of Sauk Centre, Donna (Mark) Herickhoff of Elrosa, Randy (Judy) of St. Martin, Joel (Michelle) of Crystal and Shelly (Dan) Roiger of Canton, New York.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


Guestbook for Dennis P. Loecken


Craig & Diane Lund
, Friend, Fellow Lion, Dead Lake Board
September 17, 2018, 4:29 am
Connie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Craig & Diane
Andy Schneider
, Friend
September 15, 2018, 8:20 pm
Iím devastated to hear about the loss of Denny. He was the first baseball coach I can remember, 5th grade. He scared me with that big voice and intimidating scowl! However, all that knew him know that was a front as he was the epitome of a gentleman and was really just a teddy bear. His legacy is the 3 wonderful kids he raised and all the grandkids he loved so dearly. People who are so heavily involved in their communities donít come around often, and Denny always lead the charge. He will not only be missed so dearly by his family, but also the community both in St Joe as well as up North. What an incredible legacy! My sincerest condolences to all the Loeckens, and I consider it a true blessing to have known and been coached by this great man.
Linda Albrecht-Norby
, Friend
September 15, 2018, 6:12 pm
Connie & Family, It was such a pleasure to get to know you and Dennis at our recent Lions Polka Daze event in Ottertail, Mn. You both stepped up and gave our Lions Club the burst of energy with your smiles and helpfulness. I am only sorry that it was so brief with Dennis. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this special time. God bless and I know that Dennis will always keep a watch eye on your family in a very special way. Lion Linda Albrecht-Norby
Doug & Marsha Bible
, Cousin
September 15, 2018, 2:35 am
Connie and family, we are so shocked and sad to read of Dennisí death. We are unable to be there because we are out of state until mid week. Doug & Marsha

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