Dennis Dee Worshek, age 72, of Silver Lake, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Hutchinson Health Hospital.
He was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Panora, IA, to Orville and Juanita (Willey) Worshek.
Denny was confirmed in his faith in May 1972, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Dennis was united in Holy Marriage with Rita Ann Zanoth Nov. 4, 1972, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake, by Father Michael Skoblik. The two were blessed with a daughter and a son.
Denny served in the US Navy from 1963 to 1967, and worked as a ship fitter.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 141 in Silver Lake for 45 years, and a member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was also a member of the Sportsman’s Club.
Dennis worked as a welder for Char-Lynn in Eden Prairie, Portable Elevator in Glencoe, and Hutchinson Manufacturing in Hutchinson, until his retirement in 2006.
The last couple of years, Denny was a volunteer at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS).
He enjoyed movies, camping, gardening, woodworking, hunting, working with his gun collections, listening to country music, and going to family functions. He had a good wit, would always make others smile, and was always willing to help others.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Juanita Worshek; brother, Donnie Worshek; parents-in-law, Thomas and Gladys Zanoth; and brother-in-law, Michael Zanoth.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Worshek; daughter, Jan Worshek; son, Mark Worshek; brother, Lynn Worshek; sister, Marilyn Behr; sister-in-law, Marietta Worshek; siblings-in-law MaryJo (Abbie) Ardolf, Tom (Ruth) Zanoth, and Lois (Ron) Miskosky; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other family members and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with Father Tony Stubeda and Father Paul Schumacher as celebrants. Interment with military rites was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Visitation was Sunday, March 13 from 3 to 7 p.m., with parish prayers at 6:45 p.m., at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake; and continued Monday at the funeral home, prior to Mass.
Urn bearers were Denny’s godchildren, Angie Dostal, Steve Zanoth, and Kristin Luetgers.
Honorary urn bearers were his great-nieces and great-nephews, Jack Krych, Cole Krych, Andrew Krych, Lewis Krych, Emma Dostal, Caroline Dostal, Carly Hand, and Kacie Hand.
Arrangements were with the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.