Dennis Daniel Totushek, age 72, of Osseo, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his home.
A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 141 in Silver Lake. The family requests no memorials.
Dennis was born Jan 28, 1947, in Hutchinson, the son of Daniel and Jeanne (McLain) Totushek. He was baptized and confirmed in Vineyard Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
Dennis attended Komensky School through the sixth grade, and graduated in 1965 from Hutchinson High School.
As a youth, Dennis helped on the family farm and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After graduation, he went on to work in construction in the Twin Cities metro area.
He was drafted into the United States Army, beginning his service July 18, 1966. He was honorably discharged July 11, 1968, as SP4. His basic training was in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Dennis served in the Vietnam War, working in the engineering field building roads and airports. He received the following medals: National Defense Service, Good Conduct, Vietnam Campaign Service, and two Overseas service bars.
Following his time in the service, Dennis continued his employment in the metro area working in construction, operating heavy equipment.
Dennis married Joyce Billings May 22, 1975. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Kari Lyn.
In later years, Dennis enjoyed gardening, reading, salvaging, watching old westerns on TV, and woodworking.
He is survived by his daughter, Kari Lyn (Jason) Mohrmann; grandchildren, Jordan Sauer, Lane Mohrmann and Lily Mohrmann, of St. Joseph; brothers Dean (Nita) Totushek, and Scott (Kathy) Totushek; sisters Pam (Quentin) Larson, and Julie (Bill) Juaire; nieces and nephews Tammy Lindahl, Sean Lindahl, Shay Guetter, Kelli Totushek, Teri Totushek, Tony Totushek and Derek Totushek; and family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.