Obits – Dennis D. Michels

Dennis D. Michels
Dennis D. Michels

Dennis D. Michels, age 73, of Norwood Young America, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at his home in Norwood Young America.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; Interment St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Waconia.
Dennis was born on Sept. 29, 1939 in Cando, N.D., the son of Edward and Eleanor (Michels) Galow. On Aug. 10, 1991 he was united in marriage to Connie Schrupp.
Dennis loved being around his family and friends. He was a car salesman at Ridgedale Ford for a period of time and then at Waconia Ford for 28 years. His favorite car was the Ford Thunderbird. Dennis was a straight forward type of guy you always knew where he stood on a subject. He was a fan of western movies, especially if John Wayne was in it. Dennis was an avid sports fan enjoying the Vikings, Twins or whatever sporting event was on TV. He enjoyed going to the casino or just playing poker with his friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; son Gregory Dennis Michels; daughter Barbara Engelke; grandson Shane Loehrs; brother Howard Galow: nephew Ryan Anderson; brothers-in-law Ken States, Edward Christopherson.
Dennis is survived by his loving family; wife Connie; children Charlotte (Ronald) Putz of Hutchinson, Donna (Dennis) Loehrs of Waconia, Gary (Dawn) Lang of Forest Lake, Larry Lang and special friend Shanna Rossell of Norwood Young America, Rhonda (Raymond) Sandey of Jordan, Vonda (David) Stohl of Glencoe, Melissa (Jacob) Buesgens of Norwood Young America, Holly Luebke of Green Isle, Matt Luebke and special friend Vanessa Arneson of Norwood Young America; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law William and Linda Galow of Bisbee, N.D.; sisters and brother-in-law Bonnie Christopherson and special friend Harlan Jacobson of Bisbee, Wanda States of Bisbee,  Rita and Lester Anderson of Bisbee, Shelly Galow and special friend William LaFrombois of Devils Lake, N.D.; father-in-law and mother-in-law Maynard and Dorothy Schrupp of Norwood Young America; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Carol and Ron Larson of Grand Rapids, Jean and Jim Johnson of Norwood Young America, Dianne Schrupp of Eden Prairie, Joan and Larry Cacka of Silver Lake; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;