February 28, 1951 – June 11, 2014
Age 63, of Shorewood passed away peacefully at his home on June 11, 2014 He was preceded in death by parents, Gregory and Burnetta and sister, Darlene. Survived by brothers, Richard (Kathleen), Gregory (Patricia), Ronald (Jane); daughter, Lisa; son, Dennis; step daughters, Kristene and Katherine. His is also survived by his fiancée, life partner and best friend, Mary Echols, her son, Anthony Cruikshank, daughter, Sherrie Echols; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Caleb, Alex and Apollo; many nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends and collea- gues. Denny grew up in St. Paul graduated from Washington High School, was a Vietnam veteran, he graduated from Anoka Tech Auto Body School. He loved motorcycling, hunting, fishing, camping, playing Santa and decorating with lights at Christmas. He was co-founder of Denmar Auto Body in Minnetonka. Denny will be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to make others smile and laugh. A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill Street, Excelsior on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM with a luncheon and celebration of his life immediately following in the Gathering Space.