Dennis Northem Sr.
Dennis L. Northern, Sr.

1952 - 2015

Dennis L. Northern, Sr., 62, of Kenosha, died at his residence on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Born in Indiantown Gap, Pa., on April 19, 1952, he was the son of the late James and Florence (Baughman) Northern.

From May 28, 1969, until his honorable discharge on Dec. 23, 1971, Dennis served in the U.S. Army.

He received his Associates Degree in Business from the College of Lake County.

On Aug. 5, 1989, at Grace Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Diane Guttormsen.

Along with his wife, Dennis owned and operated Northern Lights in Kenosha.

He was an avid Chicago Bear fan and a fantasy football legend. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. Dennis loved his family and he had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. He was very proud of each of them and always made sure he was there to support them or root them on in their many activities. Many will remember Dennis for his keen sense of humor.

He will be remembered by his loving wife of 25 years, Diane Northern; his three sons, Chris (Jennifer) Northern of Genoa City, Dennis (Rachel) Northern, Jr. of Richmond, Ill., and John (Gena) Northern of Clyde, N.C.; his brother, "Kenny" (Linda) Northern of Springfield, Ohio; his sister, Georgeanna (Chuck) Lee of Mukwonago; and his grandchildren, Travis, Noah, Madeleine, Hunter, Madison and Isabelle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Northern; and his father and mother-in-law, Earl and Lou Guttormsen.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery. A visitation for Dennis will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 19, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Santarelli, Dr. Syed Haider and all the angels at Aurora Cancer Center for the exceptional care and concern they provided.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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Published by Kenosha News on Apr. 15, 2015.
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Condolences to all the family and grandchildren. He is now pain free and in a better place.
Richard Baumann
April 19, 2015
So Sorry for your loss, Diane! Dennis had the best sense of humor and that is we always saw him with that great smile all the time! Our prayers are with you and your family!
Hartnell Family
April 18, 2015
Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. Heartfelt prayers for you and your family.
Marty Molinaro sr
April 18, 2015
Dennis was a great guy! I will miss his smiling face!! Love & prayers to the family! XOXO
Monica Jansta
April 17, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He is with the angels.
Bill and Pam Brown
April 16, 2015
Dear Diane: Our family sends you much love and support thru this time. So sorry for your loss! Schrake/Dennison Family
April 16, 2015
Cindi Whitefoot
April 16, 2015
Diane Im so shocked to hear about Dennis you have are deepest sympathy.Im so sorry Diane Take care
jeanne and george polanin
April 15, 2015
You have my heartfelt condolence for you great loss, Dennis was a wonderful man.
Warmest Regards,
Rita Holm
Rita Holm
April 15, 2015
Many prayers & hugs for you Diane. I'm so saddened for your loss.
He was loved by many & will be missed.
Karen Allan & Family
April 15, 2015
You were/are truly a good man and will be missed by all that knew and loved you Dennis.You fought the fight and now it's time to rest and be at peace. God please you
RaeEllen Thomson
April 15, 2015