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Dennis K. Oestreich

Dennis Karl Oestreich, age 69, of Howard Lake, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at his home.

He was born July 2, 1940, at Cokato, the son of Oliver and Dorothy (Mearschdorf) Oestreich.

Dennis was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, being baptized and confirmed in this church.

He was raised on the Shepperd farm, north of Howard Lake, and graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1959.

Dennis was married to Corene Gruenhagen May 25, 1963. This union was blessed with three children; two sons and one daughter.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Corene; sons Daniel and daughter-in-law Teresa, and Donald and daughter-in-law Tammy; daughter Dellarae; grandchildren Dwayne, Trevor, Kayley, Amy Kreutter and Jenna; brother-in-law Gary Gruenhagen and his wife, Rita; nieces Debbie, Delight, DeeAnn and Donna; and many relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, May 19 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Mae Wannarka was the organist.

Honorary pallbearers were Dennis’ grandchildren: Dwayne Oestreich, Trevor Oestreich, Kayley Oestreich, Amy Kreutter and Jenna Oestreich.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.