Dennis Ervin Janssen passed away at his home in Hinckley, at the age of 72, on Nov. 6, 2014.
Denny was born and raised in Pine City. He married Ruta Kalnins on April 12, 1962.
He completed State Trooper training and took his first position in Beaver Bay, Minnesota. Denny and Ruta raised four children and the family enjoyed riding horses, snowmobiling and trips to see grandparents in Hinckley and Pine City. Denny took a job transfer to Hinckley in 1977 and later retired after 30 years with the MN State Patrol. Denny enjoyed playing drums, guitar, singing and riding his motorcycle. After retirement, he drove school bus and visited Cassidy’s frequently to visit with “the guys.”
He is survived by his children, Jamie, Kelly, Greg (Beth) and Hollie (Robert) Lindner.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Olga, and sister, Shirley.
A gathering of family and friends will be on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Tobies Restaurant in Hinckley. Prayers led by Rev. Brenda Wicklund will be at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are by Tatting-Methven Funeral Home.