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Dennis 'Denny' Wanke May 8, 1955 - Sept. 8, 2009

MONTEVIDEO -- Dennis James "Denny" Wanke, 54, of Montevideo, died Tuesday at his home.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Burial will be in Kviteseid Lutheran-Milan Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo.

He was born May 8, 1955, in Milan to Thomas and Arlene (Larson) Wanke. He attended school in Milan and graduated from high school in 1973.

He married Rhonda McTighe on Sept. 18, 1976, in Appleton. They lived in Montevideo where he worked at Moduline, Regal and Friendship Homes.

He is survived by his wife; three children: Justun Wanke and Jason Wanke of Montevideo and Tonya (and Shawn) Streed of New London; four grandchildren; his father: Tom (and Phyllis) of Appleton; his mother of St. Cloud; siblings: Tom Jr. (and Bev) Wanke of Montevideo, Greg Wanke of St. Cloud, Liza Larson of Excelsior, Linda (and Craig) Lovold of Shakopee and Sandy (and Jay) Norberg of Pipestone.

He was preceded in death by a son: Justin Wayne Wanke in 1977.