Dennis Merlin Chapman, was born in Minneapolis on July 22, 1941 and passed away, surrounded by his family, on February 23, 2011. He was a resident of the east side of St. Paul for 30 years, and retired to a lake home in Siren, Wisconsin. Dennis was a Navy veteran, truck driver and teamster.
He will be missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan (nee Grosz). Children: Michael (Debra), Carmen (Bob), Julie (Mark) Mark (Kari), Daryl (Katie); 12 grandchildren: Angela (Christopher), Christopher (Christina) Jennifer (Stephen) Andrea (Steven), Katie, Gabriella, Fiona, Gavin, Ty, Ava, Sydney, Kailey; and eight great-grandchildren: Connor, Johnathan, Tony, Mariella, Trinity, Brock, Abby, Isabella.
Big “D”/Huggie Bear was awesome, a fan of NASCAR, and a crossword puzzle extraordinaire.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Dennis at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 12th at St. John the Baptist Church in Webster, WI. There will be a visitation one hour prior, and lunch will follow in the community room.
Locally, services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home & Countryside Crematory, 715-386-3725.