Denis Dean Schirmers

Denis Dean Schirmers, 60

Eden Prairie formerly of St. Cloud

Denis Dean Schirmers, age 60 died at his home on April 5, 2013 in Eden Prairie, MN, following a battle with cancer in the presence of his family. Denis is survived by his wife of 30 years, Trisha (Patricia) Williams Schirmers, his son Joseph, daughter Catherine, Joseph's fiancé, Kathryn Doering, and his brothers and their spouses: Gary & Carmen Schirmers, Kevin & Jeanne Schirmers, and Steve & Sharon Schirmers, in addition to many nieces and nephews. Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the son of Raymond and LaVern Schirmers, he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1971, and from St. John's University in 1975. He was employed as a Treasury Accountant by Patterson Companies in Mendota Heights. Denis thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and sharing his passions of music and card playing with everyone around him. His life was centered around faith, family, and friends. His gracious spirit and fervent humor will live on in all of the lives he touched.

His Celebration of Life will be 11:00 am, Monday, April 8, 2013 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4208. Father Tim Power will officiate. Relatives and friends may call two hours prior on Monday morning at the church. Denis has generously donated his body to the University of Minnesota for Medical Research. Memorials should be directed to St. Clare's Monastery 421 South 4th Street Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379-1898.

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 6, 2013