Dennis "Denny" Walter Wead

January 19, 1945 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 75)

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   Dennis “Denny” Wead, 75, of rural Preston, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, unexpectedly at his home.

   Dennis Walter Wead was born January 19, 1945, in Lanesboro, to Walter and Harriet (Hoff) Wead.  He grew up on a farm outside of Lanesboro, and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1963. After High School he entered the Marine Corp., and served in the Vietnam War. After he returned back from the war, he meet and married Linda Hovelson on April 18, 1969. They farmed and had their own pigs until 1998.

   Denny worked for Valley Design in Fountain, and before that worked for Dave Schmidt, and also Gary Hellickson.

   Denny was a avid gun collector, and was a big hunter, trapper and fisherman.  He also was loved his MN Twins, and auction sales, and his coonhound Molly.  He was always there to help others out.  But most of all he loved his grandsons and family.  He will be greatly missed.

   He is survived by his daughter, Sara (Blaine) York of Lanesboro; grandsons, Zaccary Wead of Canton, and Harlee Wead of Lanesboro.  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda, in 2012.

   A Private family memorial service and burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, in Preston.

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