January 31, 1934 - May 16, 2015


A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Dennis E. Pfannenstein, age 81, of Rockville who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment of the urn will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with military honors.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:00 a. m. on Friday at the church.

Dennis was born on January 31, 1934 in St. Joseph, Minnesota to George and Irene (Plantenberg) Pfannenstein. He served in the U.S. Navy. Dennis married Dorothy M. Koenig on May 8, 1957 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked at several lumber companies; most of his years were spent managing Robertson Lumber Co. Dennis was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428, and the St. Cloud V.F.W Granite City Post #428.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Lynn (Brad) Peterson, Todd (Mary), Floyd (Natalie Taylor), Denise (Bob) Kissner, Lorin, Kim (Brad) Paul; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers and sisters, Tom, Roger (Carol), Kevin (Nancy), Howard (Anne), Terrance (Joyce), Richard (Mary Jo), Janet Litzinger, Mary (Norm) Hill, Karen (Carl) Schafer; sister-in-law, Sandy; brother-in-law, Owen Larson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Larson; brothers, John and Keith; and sister-in-law, Barb.

From the Dennis Pfannenstein Family we want to extend a special Thank You to the many medical personnel that attended to his needs. We could not be more grateful for the loving care he received.