Dennis G. Haakenson, husband of Cathy, age 75, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023, at his home in Glencoe.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota at a later date.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Dennis Gene Haakenson was born on April 2, 1947, in Fargo, North Dakota to Doloris Haakenson. He spent much of his childhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from West High School in 1966.
Dennis entered active military service in the United States Army on October 11, 1966, at Fort Bliss Texas and served his country during the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable Discharge on October 10, 1969.
On October 13, 1979, Dennis was united in marriage to Barbara Granquist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Kelly and Tracy. Dennis and Barbara resided in Eagan, MN and shared 24 years of marriage until Barbara passed away in 2003. Dennis was remarried to Cathy Anderson on November 12, 2005 in Waconia, Minnesota. Through this marriage Dennis was blessed with three step children, Kim, Tom, and Troy. They shared 17 years of marriage.
Dennis worked for the phone company (Northwestern Bell/US West/Qwest– it changed names a lot) for over 35 years and retired in 2005. Throughout his life, Dennis enjoyed working on his model trains, camping with his family, and playing cribbage. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Dennis passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at his home in Glencoe, at the age of 75 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Dennis is survived by his:
Wife, Cathy Haakenson;
Children, Kelly Smeltzer and her husband, Zac,
Tracy Day and her husband, Robert,
Kim Seymour and her husband, Gregg,
Troy Anderson and his wife, Laura;
Grandchildren, Kevin Seymour, Madison Anderson, Breanna Anderson, Amelia Day, and Eleanor Day;
Many other relatives and friends.
Dennis is preceded in death by his Mother, Doloris Haakenson; Wife, Barbara Haakenson.