Dennis Emslander(1954 - 2014)

Dennis Emslander, 59


Nov. 9, 1954 - April 11, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Dennis Emslander, age 59 of Foley who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Friday. Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday morning. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

 Dennis Emslander was born on November 9, 1954 in St. Cloud to Leo and Marion (Haus) Emslander. He married Suzanne Montag on July 7, 1973 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. Dennis was a 20 year veteran who served his country in the United States Marine Corps and in the Army National Guard. He was Vice President of Industrial Sales at DeZurik, where he worked for over 20 years. Dennis was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and also served as the parish trustee. He was a member of the Foley American Legion Post #298, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 of St. Cloud and Harley Owners Group. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to auctions and riding his Harley. He was a hardworking man, a natural leader and a great provider for his family. Dennis was a people person, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

 Survivors include his loving wife, Suzanne of Foley; sons, Todd (Rochelle) of St. Michael and Brad of Sartell; grandchildren, Zach, Abbie, Mikayla and Caleb; siblings, James of Elk Grove, CA, Donna Tomporowski of Foley, David (Rose) of Foley, Joyce Loidolt of Sauk Rapids, Leo Jr. (Laure) of St. Cloud, Roselyn (Pat) Thommes of Sauk Rapids and Linda (Ron) Buersken of Albany; sisters in law, Janice Emslander of Pine City and Mary Lou Emslander of Elrosa. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Charles and Donald; infant sister, Martha; and brothers in law, Martin Tomporowski and James Loidolt.

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Funeral Home

Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 251-1454

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 13, 2014