Dennis Joseph Simich
09/12/1938 - 06/24/2019
Dennis J. Simich, 80, of Britt, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Virginia Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Dennis Joseph Simich was born September 12, 1938 in Virginia, MN. He was an U.S. Army veteran in the 187th Airborne Infantry. Denny was married to the love of his life, Marilyn Jo Mott for 59 years. During his life, he worked at Reserve Mining, owned and operated Armory Shell, and went on to work for local distributing companies. In 1984, he and his wife bought the Oasis Bar and ran it for 20 years until they retired.
Denny enjoyed playing pool and camping. Most of all, he enjoyed pontoon rides with his family on Lake Vermilion.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Tracy (Gary) Sandnas, Joseph (Stephanie), Michael (Sarah Holmbeck), and Lisa (Mike) Williams; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Mott; special friend and brother-in-law, Leo Gams; sister-in-law, Linda Harder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cecelia Simich; mother-in-law, Wilma Mott; and sister-in-law, Patricia Gams.