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Dennis R. Sankey

May 19, 1937 - Jan. 4, 2008 WILLMAR -- Dennis Robert Sankey, 70, of Willmar, died Friday at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.

May 19, 1937 - Jan. 4, 2008

WILLMAR -- Dennis Robert Sankey, 70, of Willmar, died Friday at his home.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born May 19, 1937, in Lone Tree Township, Chippewa County, to John and Joyce (Mann) Sankey. He attended Raymond Elementary School and graduated from Willmar High School in 1957.

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On Aug. 28, 1959, he married Sharon Holland in Willmar. He worked for 42 years at Chappel Central as a sheet metal installer and fabricator. He retired in 1999. He served in the National Guard from 1954 until 1997. He was a member of American Legion Post 167 in Willmar. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Willmar, serving as an usher and trustee. He delivered Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation, North American Hunting Club and the Sons of Norway.

He is survived by his wife; children: Cindi (and Randi) Twardy of Eden Valley, Lisa (and James) Doering of Olivia, Beth (and Jim) Young of Kimball, and Michael (and Dawn) Sankey of Willmar; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters: Diane Sletten of Willmar and Darla Toms of Brainerd

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two grandchildren.

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