Dennis Massey, 78

Dennis Dee Massey, age 78, of Hutchinson, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at his home.

He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Howard Lake, to Bernard and Marjorie (Steen) Massey. Dennis grew up in Howard Lake, and graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1957.

He served his country in the United States Navy from 1958 until 1962.

Dennis worked in the telecommunications business for many years, and was employed by AT&T and Western Electric

Dennis is survived by his wife, Joyce Thorson of Hutchinson; children Bret (Jill) Massey of Sartell, and Dawn Sorenson of Medina; stepchildren Terry and LaNette Thorson of Howard Lake, Bruce (Gerry) Thorson of Buffalo, and Cindy (Mike) Kaine of San Diego, CA; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Kimberly.

There will be a private service and interment.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Howard Lake and Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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