Delmar F. "Spud" Denning (1927 - 2015)

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Delmar F. "Spud" Denning, 87, of Vandalia, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at his home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Memorials: Fayette County Health Department Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Denning was born on Sept. 29, 1927, in Vandalia, the son of Christopher F. and Fern A. Riedle Denning. He married Elizabeth "Liz" Hawley on Oct. 5, 1947, in Vandalia.
He was the owner/operator of Denning's Auto Sales and farmer, a World War II veteran, and a member of Vandalia Moose Lodge No. 1447, Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 Vandalia Lions Club and Okaw Saddle Club, all of Vandalia.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Richard Denning of Jacksonville, Delmar Denning and his wife Donna of Dallas, Texas, and Mark Denning of Vandalia; grandchildren, Cindy, Rachel, Kayla, Clinton, Kacie and Ian; great-grandchildren, Nick, Tabitha and Cole; and great-great-grandchildren, Grace, Gaibe, Treslynn and Zander.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Nancy Forbis; and sisters, Audrey Torbeck and Lavona Frank.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 20 to July 29, 2015
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