- March 14, 1931 - March 23, 2011
- Randville, Michigan
of John's Passing
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“Beanie, (And Family)
Our prayers and thoughts are with you on this solemn day. Sounds like he was quite the man. Dad's been telling me stories all...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Dave & Diane Oliver - Friend
“Dear Putsen and Family,
We are sending you our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers to you and all your family. We have so many happy memories of you...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Dick and Lois Hughes - Sun Lakes, AZ
“Dear Putsen and Family The Lord is the strength for all of us in our times of sorrow. Jud was a good friend to all who knew him. His obit told...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Joyce and Dean Condos - WA
“My Dear Mrs Dennis (Edna) and the WHOLE Family,
There are truly No Words to comfort you all. Although it is difficult today to see beyond the...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Ellen Walbrun/Kristi Krueger
“Dear Mrs.Dennis and family, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Mr. Dennis.What a blessing to have such a wonderful husband,father and grandfather...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Laurie Tremillo
“Dear Mark, Sharon, family & extended family,
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad, and grandpa. What a tragedy you have all had to...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Lloyd & Patti DeGroot & Family - WI
“Dear Enda and Family
I am so sorry for the sudden loss of John anyone whoever met John new he
was a man of good morale character.the world will be...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: christopher parker - menasha, WI
“Dear Mark & Sharon and the rest of the Dennis Family-
We were very shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Mark's dad. Please know that you...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Troy & Patti Poquette - Kaukauna, WI
“sending thoughts and prayers for the family
9 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Miller - friend
“Dear Putzen and family, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and father,grandfather..I have so many wonderful memories from him from family...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: maureen anne pasten - woodbury, MN
“To the Dennis Family...
I was so sad and shocked to hear the news of your incredible loss. Few words can explain the influence he had on all those...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: David Kiesling - Appleton, WI
“To Jud family ,
Jud was a very caring man that helped anyone he could out , I will miss him and the work he has done on my cars. He is and all way...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Ida Scott - friend
“Dear Mark and Sharon,
So sorry for your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with you...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Rob and Mary Radlinger - WI
“May god be with you and the family at this terrible time. It has been a great loss. He will be greatly missed by all! The whole family is in our...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Louie and Rubie Lamprecht - WI
“Mark and Sharen please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss....our thoughts are with you and your family.
15 of 42 | Posted by: Bret & Gail Saathoff Family - WI
“I remembered all the times Dad and I would come and visit when you lived in Neenah and he and Jud would work on vehicles forever. I am so glad that...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Pam (Major) Davis - friend
“It gave me great pleasure to know someone as great as Judd he sure will be missed
17 of 42 | Posted by: Ray Hoffman & sharon Barck - WI
“such a great loss our thought and prayers are with the family at this time
18 of 42 | Posted by: the martin family
“The Dennis Family was a big part of my life when I was a teenager. Jud was like a second father to me. Always blunt and honest, he knicknamed me ...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Laura Kelly - Placentia,, CA
“Jim, Lisa., Nathen and Amanda, Sorry your full of sadness but i"m thinking about you all. I wish I could be there with you. Love you all.
20 of 42 | Posted by: Justine - Laughlin, NV
“such a great loss my thought and prayers are with the family at this time !
21 of 42 | Posted by: courtney Dal Santo
“Putsen and Families, John and I and the girl's will NEVER forget Judd, my daughters also have the greatest memories of you both and we will forever...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Bonnie and John Bruce - Friends
“IM SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR LOSS,HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND HE HAD SUCH A BIG HEART, EVERYBODY THAT NEEDED A CAR PART I WOULD SEND THEM TO JUDD AND...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: DAVID GREEN - FRIEND
“word cannot express they sorrow that i feel for you all at this time . once you meet judd your life changed forever . he was a very warm ,caring ...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: jennifer fenwick
“Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Jud holds a special place in my heart and will be remembered always.If i can help you in any way,please...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: craig russett &ann tinsley
“Dear Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear of the tragic accident that claimed the life of your dad and grandfather. Please accept our deepest...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Larry and Sharon Olsen - Manawa, WI
“Diane, Don and boys,
My thoughts are with you in this tough time. I will keep you all in my prayers. Let the rest of your extended family know that...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Jennifer Hildebrandt
“A great man who will be sorely missed by all who know him. Welcomed me to the family 6 years ago and made me feel like I had been a part of his...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Jorge Suarez
“Words can't express the loss of my deartest friend Jud..Will miss him the rest of my life.Deepest Sympathy to his wife & wondeerful family..
29 of 42 | Posted by: Rowdy Richer & Susie Piatti
“Diane, •I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything at all that you need. My...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Paula Metoxen - friend of Diane
“Brett this is for you and your family. I am sorry for your loss battle but just so you know i am here if you need anything and I will pray for you...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Justin Elkins
“It gives me great pleasure to know that I met such an amazing man. I have known John and Edna Dennis for the past 26 years. One of John's daughters...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Rosita Buenrostro
“Dear Edna, Sheryl, Diane and everyone,
We all so sorry to hear about Junior and the accident. My mom (Marge) was especially heartbroken. Please...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Rita (Shinn) Lucy - IL
“My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I am honored and glad I got to know John. He was a great man and I respected him alot. John " Jud ...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Sean Carollo - Iron Mountain, MI
“My deepest condolences to John's family. I worked with John in the sevennties at Kimtech, He was a wonderful man and had my respect. I am very lucky...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Tony Golla - Winneconne Wi., WI
I am so happy I got to see you two weekends in a row and got to cherish your presence. You were the best grandpa ever and I am so...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Adrianne - Green Bay, WI
“You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Amanda - My Grandpa
I will remember you loving us unconditionally. You were always so giving to everyone. I will miss your smile with or without your teeth....Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Beth Figi - Monroe, WI
“We want to express our deepest sympathies to Darren, Laura, Austin, Natalee, Lee, Sheryl and all of the extended family. We are keeping you all in...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: The Slagles' - Johnston, IA
“Words cannot express how sad we are by the loss of John. We are praying for your family's comfort and sending our Love to you all!
40 of 42 | Posted by: Jamie Johnson Varner
“Grandpa...you know we all love you. This doesn't even seem real. I thought it was all a nightmare...but I woke up with red puffy eyes, and a stuffy...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Alissa - Green Bay, WI
“Words cannot express the pain in our hearts, but knowing he is in a better place, still watching over us as he did while he was here on Earth is the...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Angelica - Green Bay, WI, WI
John R. “Jud” Dennis, 80, of Randville, died Wed. March 23, 2011 due to an accidental injury in his garage. He was born on March 14, 1931 in Kingsford, the son of the late John E. and Mae (Fish) Dennis.
John graduated from Kingsford High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On Dec. 29, 1951, he married Edna “Putsen” Freeman whom he absolutely loved and cherished.
Jud held various roles with Kimberly-Clark starting in Niagara, WI, became a millwright with Kimtech in Neenah, WI and then transferred to Fullerton, CA where he retired as a maintenance supervisor. He was a very dedicated employee. After his retirement in 1986, Jud and Putsen moved back to this area, settling in Randville.
John lived his dream of having his very own junkyard out back. Devoted to his family, he never hesitated to tell them how proud he was of them. His passions were helping people fix their vehicles and being nice to everyone. Jud cherished his many friendships. He had a strong faith, enjoying his daily visits with the Lord and being an active member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus-Bishop Baraga Council, the American Legion of Neenah, WI, and the 40 et 8 of Jefferson, WI.
He is survived by his wife Edna “Putsen”, eight children: Sheryl (Lee) Twist of Janesville, WI, Diane (Don) Hildebrandt of Menasha, WI, Mark (Sharen) Dennis of Kaukauna, WI, Donna Dennis (Addie DiManno), Stanton, CA, Mary Dennis of Menasha, WI, Joanne Dennis (Janie Champeau) of Menasha, WI, Kathy (David) Jakopovich of Green Bay, WI and Lisa (Jim) Johnson of Iron Mountain, MI; twenty grandchildren: Beth (Mike) Figi, Laura (Darren) Lynd, Robert (Krista) Twist, Brett & Jason Hildebrandt, Samantha, John (Jess) & Stephanie Dennis, Matt & Scott Preimesberger, Holly, Justin, Emily Slomski & Alexandra Olk, Angelica (Jorge) Suarez, Adrianne Buenrostro, Alissa & Madeline Jakopovich, Nathan & Amanda Johnson; nine great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Donna (Don) Legault of Iron Mountain, Josephine Freeman of Kingsford, and Karen Hixon of Aurora, many other relatives and special friends.
Jud was preceded in death by an infant son John Carl Dennis, two brothers-in-law Robert and Carl Freeman, and two sisters-in-law Lois (Steve) Podgornik and Inez (Tom) Grierson.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3-6 pm at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 am at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Father Joseph Gouin will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Cemetery Park. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50.
Condolences to the family of John “Jud” Dennis may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the funeral arrangements.