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Dennis Andersen - Class Of 1956

Dennis J. Andersen, 72, of Kenosha passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at St. Catherine's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Dennis was born on September 16, 1938 in Racine to Elmer and Edna (Thomsen) Andersen.  Dennis graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1956 and as a young man he worked for Andersen Concrete Construction and Andersen Concrete Pumping. He was also a Marine Reservist from 1956 until 1962.

Dennis married Roberta Duberstine at Trinity Lutheran Church on September 19, 1959. In 1971 he started on the Pleasant Prairie Fire Department as a volunteer and became a full-time firefighter in 1972.  While on the department he became an EMT, EMTD, EMTI and a Paramedic.  He was a member of the department for 30 years until his retirement in 2001 where he achieved the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14, a former Constable of Pleasant Prairie. Dennis loved being a jokester and having fun but his greatest love was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.  Dennis in life donated many pints of blood over the years and even in his death he donated his eyes to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.

Dennis is survived by, his loving wife of 52 years, Roberta of Pleasant Prairie; his mother, Edna Andersen of Kenosha; three sons, Robert (Rachel) Andersen of Kenosha, Glen (Michelle) Andersen of Kenosha and Pat Garrett (Crystal) Andersen of Pleasant Prairie; two granddaughters, Kylie and Alyssa Andersen; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Gilbert (Marge Opitz) Andersen of White Lake, WI, Larry (Kathie) Andersen of Pleasant Prairie and Mark (Janell) Andersen of Elcho, WI; two sisters, Barbara (Otto) Tirberger of Lyles, TN and Linda (Billie C.) Esposito of Pleasant Prairie;
as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by, his father and his sister, Neta Bishop.

Funeral services for Dennis were held on July 1, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by interment at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.