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Dennis Ford

Dennis Marsh Ford was born August 6, 1941 in Huron, SD, the son of Bernard and Cecilia (Marsh) Ford. He grew up in Yale, SD graduating from Yale High school in 1959. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from high school and served in Okinawa Japan, Turkey, Korea, and Vietnam, he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Air Medal and several good conduct medals. He retired in February 1980, CW3. He married Carol Jeanne LaCombe in Rockland, MA in February, 1962 and she passed away in September 1993. He entered the trucking industry in 1980 and retired in 2008. He was united in marriage to Mary Joyce Davis in April 1996. In January 2010 he became executive director at Tallgrass Recovery retiring in 2015, a position he was very proud of. Dennis was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years influencing many people. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed many races at Husets Speedway and in his spare time he loved reading.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Mary, Sioux Falls; his three children, Jonathan (Kelly) Ford, Dothan, AL, Candace (John) Johnson, Wiggins, CO, Jeanne Ford, Sioux Falls; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; step children, Tonya Ellis, Worthing, SD, Tara Dokken, Sioux Falls, 3 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Carol Jean LaCombe, his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:00 pm, Monday, January 9, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 to greet friends. A private family burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Sioux Falls. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Dougherty Hospice House % Veterans Quilt Program 4509 Prince of Peace Place, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117. www.heritagesfsd.com.
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 8, 2017
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