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Dennis A. Dose, age 69, of Holstein, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center of Des Moines. A private family funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church of Holstein with Fr. David A. Hemann and Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried officiating. A live video streaming of the funeral mass will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall for the public followed by a public funeral luncheon at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein with military rites conducted by the American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 of Holstein. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM with a scriptural prayer service at 4:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein.
Dennis A. Dose was born January 5, 1951 in Danbury, Iowa to Albert and Regina (Scheer) Dose. He grew up on a farm east of Danbury and attended school in Mapleton, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He fervently practiced his faith instilling strong Christian example to his children and grandchildren. He never wavered in his belief in the love of the Lord, and later joined the Catholic Church after instruction from Father David Hemann.
Dennis, known to many as Denny, met the love of his life, Anna Marie "Ann" (Davis) Dose while roller-skating in Sioux City, Iowa. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on April 20, 1974, and started their life of 46 years together in Holstein, Iowa.
Denny’s life was enriched as his children married and added grandchildren to his treasure chest of love; Amanda and Jason Bennett of Tea, SD, Ian and Zowie; Chad and Stacy Dose of Brooklyn Park, MN, Madelyn, Jacob, Sara, and Jonathan; Brenda and Troy Thams of Albert City, IA, Lydia, Gavin, and Wesley.
Denny was a member of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard from 1969-1975 and proud member of the American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 of Holstein. He worked at VT Industries from 1970 through 1976. He then worked for Ida County for 33 years as a maintainer operator until his retirement in 2012. He was praised by all of the families on his route. He was known to leave family Christmas with a Santa hat and a smile on his face to open roads for those blocked in. He was talented enough to “walk” his maintainer out of the snowy ditch. We wonder how often he had to practice this skill.
When he wasn’t working, Denny was very busy. He loved woodworking, tractor rides, attending and supporting all of his grandchildren’s activities. He traveled frequently with his wife, going to Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, and even enjoyed a hot air balloon ride in Las Vegas.
Denny is survived by his wife, Ann; his children, Amanda (Jason) Bennett, Chad (Stacy) Dose, Brenda (Troy) Thams; nine grandchildren, Madelyn, Jacob, Ian, Lydia, Zowie, Gavin, Sara, Jonathan, and Wesley; two sisters, Lynet (Phil) Osborne and Lori (Rick) Estes; one sister-in-law, Marlys Dose; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Regina; a brother, Wayne; and a grandchild Jeremiah.
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