NEW GLARUS—Dennis L. Funseth, age 78, of New Glarus, passed away with family by his side on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the New Glarus Home. He was born on April 27, 1939, in the Town of Primrose to his parents, Orville and Hilda (Duerst) Funseth. Dennis graduated from New Glarus High School in 1957. On Aug. 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Marlene Gehin at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in Belleville. Dennis worked at Erb Implement as a mechanic for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the outdoors and woodworking, but most of all he cherished his family his time spent with them.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Dale (Mary) Funseth, Kevin (Mary) Funseth, and Cindy (Bob) Gilson; grandchildren, Shelby (Lane), Hayley, Aaron (Abby), Christina, Taylor, Chelsy (Ben), Rachel, and Deven; and a great-grandson, John. He is further survived by his sisters, Jean Tammi and Bonnie Funseth; nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Funseth; and a sister, Donna Field.

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A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the ZENTNER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus. A time of remembrance will conclude the gathering at 11:30 a.m. A Celebration of Dennis’s Life will follow from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the NEW GLARUS HOTEL RESTAURANT, 100 Sixth Ave., New Glarus.

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