Dennis W. Filley
Dennis W. Filley
Dennis W. Filley, 74 of Spicer, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Visitation will be 1 hours prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London. www.hafh.org
Dennis Willard Filley was born on December 30, 1942 in Fergus Falls, the son of Willard and Lily (Evenson) Filley. He grew up on the family farm near Fergus Falls and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1961. On February 4, 1967, Dennis was united in marriage to Connie Tjosaas.
Dennis was a successful entrepreneur, managing several grain elevators, worked as a grain elevator auditor for Atwood Larson and owned and operated a Dairy Queen and Denny's Pizza, both in West Fargo, ND. Dennis and Connie moved to Spicer, MN in 1997 where they owned and operated Cedar Point Resort before retiring in 2006 and building their retirement home on the lake across from the resort. In retirement, he continued working, making deliveries for Cash Wise Pharmacy in New London.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie; children, Melinda (Dave) Steinkopf of West Fargo and Gene (Sandi) Filley of Fargo; grandchildren, Dalton, Molly, and Maya Steinkopf and Gabby and Caden Filley; sisters, Sharon Christenson and Lana (Bob) Bandli; sisters-in-law, Connie J. Filley, Jane (Delroy) Thielke, Cindy (James) Rigge and Kim (Dan) Miller; brother-in-law, Mark (Brenda) Tjosaas; father-in-law, Richard (Loretta) Tjosaas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Archie Filley; brother-in-law, Arlynn Christenson and mother-in-law, Wilma Tjosaas.