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Dennis Eugene Sills

December 23, 1939 February 1, 2019
Dennis Eugene Sills
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Obituary for Dennis Eugene Sills

Dennis Eugene Sills was born on December 23, 1939 in Ames to Eugene and Lucille (Blakemore) Sills. He graduated from Ames High in 1958 and married Sharon Hermanson on March 17, 1962. Denny worked at the Iowa Depatment of Transportation for 41 years as a draftsman and cartographer in the mapping department. He and Sharon moved to Story City in 1976 and joined St. Petri Lutheran Church.
Denny was an avid Iowa State Cyclone and Roland-Story Norseman fan, as well as a Chicago Cub and Bears fan. He did announcing for the Boone Speedway, Ames sports for KASI radio and Roland-Story Football games from 1977 to 1982. Denny enjoyed music, especially Big Band, Classical and movie soundtracks. His enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and being with his family at Christmas time. Denny was the in charge of transportation to the horse shows. His greatest joy was going to his grandchildren’s acativities.
Denny passed away February 1, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 79.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Story City; two sons, Michael (Nancy) Sills of Marshalltown and Craig of Story City; two daughters, Mary (John) Pelican of Story City and Stephanie (Tyler) Strathe of Maxwell; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa) Rivers, Tyler Rivers, Dylan Rivers, Zachary Sills, Megan Sills and Stranton Strathe.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm at St. Petri Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the Story City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 at St. Petri Lutheran Church. The family asks that casual attire be worn at the visitation and encourages the wearing of Iowa State attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Petri Lutheran Church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Feb

5:00 PM 2/4/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Petri Lutheran Church

804 Grand Ave.
Story City, Iowa 50248

St. Petri Lutheran Church
804 Grand Ave. Story City 50248 Iowa
United States

Service

Tuesday

5

Feb

1:30 PM 2/5/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/5/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Petri Lutheran Church

804 Grand Ave.
Story City, Iowa 50248

St. Petri Lutheran Church
804 Grand Ave. Story City 50248 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Story City Municipal Cemetery Final Resting Place

980 Grand Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248

980 Grand Avenue Story City 50248 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Petri Lutheran Church

804 Grand Ave.
Story City, Iowa 50248
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