Dennis M. Villnow, 68, resident of Nokay Lake Township, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Dennis was born in Brainerd, Minn., on June 18, 1944, to Martin A. and Adeline (Paige) Villnow. He married Esther M. Bock on July 20, 1968. Dennis was in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 and built missiles. He worked for Potlatch for 33 years and worked part time for St. Andrew’s Church. Dennis enjoyed playing baseball, the outdoors, hikes, bowling, horseshoes, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Villnow and Christine (Shane) Horton and his son, Todd Villnow, all of Brainerd; three grandsons and two granddaughters; his sister, Joan (LaVerne) Chisholm; and his brothers, Duane (Geri) Villnow and Randy (Laura) Villnow, all of Brainerd; and many nieces and nephews and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther; his parents; and his niece, Tina.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with Father Tony Wroblewski officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday the hour prior to services.
Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd.