MUSCATINE, Iowa - Dennis John Salek, 77, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, February 05, 2017, at Trinity Hospital - Rock Island, Illinois, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Honorary bearers will be his great-grandchildren, Kendall Mosier, Carter Mosier, Lane Mosier, Cheyenne Mosier, Cason Smith, Bentley Smith, Liam Davis, Carolyn Davis, and Sebastian Davis. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Anna Marie McDonough (Virginia), Zach Regenold, Laura Kettman, Joshua Mosier, Nicholas Mosier, Tyson Smith, Tanner Smith, Tayler Smith, Courtney Salek, Von Salek, and Ben Stroud. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Dennis was born on January 27, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Chester and Gertrude Schrempf Salek. He married Rose Marie Rollins on August 20, 1960, in Muscatine, and they later divorced.
He worked for McKee Button Company as a button polisher. He also worked for DOT doing bridge work for eight years. He also worked for CDS as well. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and shooting guns. He was a lifelong NRA member and was an avid firearm enthusiast. He wrote short stories.
Those left to honor his memory include three sons, Aaron Salek of Muscatine, Christopher Salek of Ames, and Erik Salek and wife, Christy, of Keota; two daughters, Bethanne Todd and husband, Roscoe, of Muscatine, and Dianne Smith and husband, James 'JD', of Fruitland; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Daryl Salek and wife, Teresa, of Muscatine; one aunt, Pearl Salek of Muscatine; a close cousin, Bob Babbitt; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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