Range Funeral Homes


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.

3 thoughts on “Dennis Joseph Simich”

  1. JEFFREY MOTT says:

    Denny we`ll miss you. To have had you in our lives has been an Honor.
    Your sense of humor and always being able to laugh at yourself was memorable.

  2. Sheldon Scarrott says:

    Denny was one of my first childhood playmates when I lived on Virginia’s North-side. Ages 3-10. We lived just 3 houses apart. I remember his parents and Denny would invite me for dinner and Denny’s Moms food was always unusual to me but delicious. Rest in peace Denny.

  3. I am so sorry to read about Denny’s passing….
    He was a kind,respectful gentleman.. Jo Jo sure thought
    he was a great friend..
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your
    dear husband, father, grandfather and Gr. grandfather.

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06/29/2019 at 11:00 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church Virginia, MN

Visitation begins at 10:00 am