Dennis DeJong, 70, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, August 11, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Dennis “Denny” DeJong was born November 17, 1950 to Raymond and Lila (Vandenhoek) DeJong in Mitchell, SD. Dennis attended and graduated from Mitchell High School. In high school, Dennis excelled in athletics, and he was chosen for Allstate Basketball. After high school, he attended Dakota Wesleyan University where he played basketball. Dennis worked at Tessiers for 45 years until retirement.
In 1978 Denny married Sharon “Sher” Klinger. In their marriage one son was born, Joshua Wayne DeJong.
Denny enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and going to rummage sales.
Denny is survived by his son, Josh (fiancé Ashley Dorzok); stepfather, Wayne Adams; and one granddaughter, Makyla Koch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond in 2011 and Lila in 2020, and two brothers, Randy in 1970 and Larry in 2017.