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Dennis Siekas

March 16, 1943-May 19, 2011

Dennis N. Siekas, 68, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Funeral services for Dennis are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Dennis Norman Siekas was born to Norman and Marian (Eggleston) Siekas on March 16, 1943 in Detroit, Mich. In 1950, they moved to Detroit Lakes. Dennis attended school and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1961. He furthered his education by attending vocational school.

On August 5, 1970, Dennis was united in marriage to Ranae Bien in Detroit Lakes. Over the course of his working career, Dennis was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Land O'Lakes Dairy and Snappy's in Detroit Lakes. His last job was working as a chef for Shooting Star Casino, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.

Dennis retired in 1998 due to complications with his health. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved to hunt, fish, cook for family gatherings and watch his westerns on TV, but most importantly, he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored.

Dennis will be remembered and missed by his children, Wade (Aida) Paulson of Superior, Wis., Holly (Roger) Lester of Burnsville, Minn., April (Peter) Bakke of Boyceville, Wis., and Troy (Sherri) Siekas of Watertown, Minn. He is also survived by his 10 precious grandchildren; his mother, Marian Siekas of Detroit Lakes; two brothers, Mike (LuAnn) Siekas of Crookston and David (Sharon) Siekas of Brainerd; and one sister, Gayle (Mike) Damlo of Detroit Lakes.

His father, Norman, preceded him in death.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Dennis may be shared online at