Dennis Grahn Obituary, Markesan WI, Dennis Grahn Has Died – Death

Dennis Grahn Obituary, Markesan WI, Dennis Grahn Has Died - Death

Dennis Grahn Obituary, Death – On Wednesday, at the Markesan Resident Home, resident Dennis Grahn of Markesan passed away without incident. Dennis Grahn was born on May 16 in the comfort of his parent’s house in Mackford. His parents, Elmer and Anna (Biesenthal) Grahn, were the proud parents. It was in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Markesan that he was confirmed after having been baptized at County Line Lutheran Church. Beatrice Mildebrandt was his bride on the day he tied the knot at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Manchester, which took place on September 29, 1956. Dennis spent his childhood on the family farm on Mackford Prairie and continued to lend a hand on the farm after moving to the nearby town of Mackford in 1991.

Dennis was employed with Flyway Mutual for close to 30 years, during which time he rose through the ranks to become President and then began selling farm insurance. He was a part of the Green Lake County ASCS for close to ten years’ worth of time. Following his retirement, Dennis found work as a messenger for the Markesan State Bank. In addition, he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Markesan, where he participated in the management of the church’s finances, held a position on the church council, worked as an usher, and even competed in darts. Dennis was a very passionate sports enthusiast. He took great pleasure in accompanying his children and grandkids to a variety of athletic activities. While he was playing baseball for the Markesan Firemen Semi-Pro Team and softball for the Center House Fast Pitch and Double D Bar Slow Pitch teams, he won several championships in each of those sports.

He was an outstanding bowler who also served as the league secretary for a number of years and was honored with a great deal of recognition. Both Dennis and his wife, Bea, enjoyed a good game of cards in their free time. They had been members of the same card club for close to half a century, during which time they had accumulated a great deal of happy recollections together. They also enjoyed traveling together and, during the course of their many years of marriage, they went on a plethora of trips with their family, friends, and other loved ones. Dennis is survived by his sons, Dennis “Farmer” (Melanie) of Markesan, Rick “Winder” (Melanie) of Markesan, and Gale (Renae) of Plymouth; six grandchildren, Lindsey (Taylor Rafool) of Morton, Illinois, Danielle (Eric Christenson) and Alex, both of Plymouth, Candice “C.J.” and Alex, both of Morton, Illinois.

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