Dennis DeJong

Dates

November 17, 1950 - August 5, 2021

Obituary

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.


Visitation(s)

Date
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Rama Fuerst on August 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of Denny's passing. He was a great guy who we had a lot of fun with in the day. Sending prayers to his family.
Posted by Warren Zens on August 10, 2021
Denny was a good guy and will be missed by many. Our sympathy, Wayne.
Posted by Grace wick on August 10, 2021
Denny was a nice friend and a good person
Posted by Mick and Kathy Hanks on August 10, 2021
May your friends and family surround you with comforting thoughts at this time. It was always nice talking to Denny.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on August 10, 2021
always enjoyed my conversations with Denny, considered him a great friend for many years who will be dearly missed. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! Rest in peace good friend!
Posted by Jan Quenzer on August 9, 2021
So sorry to learn of Denny's death.
Posted by Brian and Lorrie Berg on August 9, 2021
Denny was a very nice kind person. Our thoughts prayers and love goes out to his son and family
Posted by Tracy Jackson on August 9, 2021
With a smile always on his face, he loved his family, Golf, fishing and visiting with others. Super sorry for your loss. Many prayers for your family šŸ™šŸ™
Posted by Steve Feinstein on August 9, 2021
Denny has only friends! We were dear friends all through high school and beyond. It was fortunate that we spent quality time at our 50th reunion. He thanked us for attending, yet it was welcooways and kindnesses that we will never forget. Always the true friend and colleague; never judgemental and always accepting of others. There is a place in our hearts and Heaven for this guy. G-d Bless Denny.
Posted by Grace Wick on August 9, 2021
Denny was a very special guy in his own way, always nice to talk to. I will miss seeing him around.
Posted by Vedene McKittrick Graves on August 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Denny will be missed. With a coke in one hand and a cigarette in his other hand a smile on his face you never knew what he was up to
Posted by Vedene McKittrick Graves on August 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Denny will be missed. With a coke in one hand and a cigarette in his other hand a smile on his face you never knew what he was up to
Posted by Carol Mahoney on August 9, 2021
Denny was a great guy. He was a classmate, we a nice visit in June at our class get together. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.
Posted by Steve Horner on August 9, 2021
I worked with Denny for quite a few years. We shared a lot of laughs. He was always so positive with a get it done attitude.
Posted by Tom Riddle on August 9, 2021
Always a great attitude,positive person. Made a difference
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on August 8, 2021
So sorry to all of you for this sad loss !!! Denny always had a joke and a smile for everyone !!!
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on August 8, 2021
Denny played a few games of pool back in the day.
Our sincere sympathies. Another one that left too soon.
Posted by John Claggett on August 8, 2021
Denny stop by the house on Tuesday and we had a great conversation about his latest trip to the golf course and again got to walk down memory lane talking about the great experiences of seeing people again from our class. He always had a great connectional vision for where people were at and we will miss him greatly.
Posted by Jerry Worthing on August 7, 2021
Denny or Dinger as we called him in High School was a great guy . He will be dearly missed by his classmates . Condolences to his family .
Posted by Mary Lawver on August 7, 2021
Denny was always a ray of sunshine, always positive and upbeat, always trying to make us smile and laugh. A kind hearted man who loved his family and life. Iā€™m sorry that he left so young. Prayers for his family and his son whom he loved so very much.
Posted by Chuck Finkenbiner on August 7, 2021
I worked with Denny almost 40 years, I do not think he ever missed a day of work always had a good attitude and he had a way of getting along with everyone he met. Sorry to here about Denny he was to young.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on August 6, 2021
Sorry for your loss sending prayers.
Posted by Linda Perkins on August 6, 2021
He was such a wonderful person.....,we are all going to miss him.
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