Dennis H. Earnest Dennis Hubert Earnest, 53, was born in Chicago on July 29, 1959, to Shelby Jean Knight Earnest Baer and the late Hubert Earnest. He was one of two siblings born to this union. On Jan. 8, 2013, he passed away suddenly at home due to complications with his heart. He worked in construction until retiring in 2004, due to failing health. After retiring, Dennis moved to the Jimtown Community in Macon County, Tenn. and settled down. Dennis was a handyman and enjoyed working in his year. He was passionate about music and playing guitar. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his mother, Shelby (Robert Dixon) Baer; his sister, Kathie (Terry) Lenczuk; his niece, Katelin (Richard) Lenczuk-Stygar; and his loving canine companion, Zeke. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Earnest; his nephew, Derek Lenczuk; and his grandparents. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon Saturday, at the Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein. Interment will follow in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein. For information, call 847-566-8020 or visit

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 11, 2013