Dennis John Salek
January 27, 1940 - February 5, 2017

Dennis John Salek

Dennis John Salek
Jan 27, 1940 - Feb 5, 2017

Dennis John Salek

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:

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.


Sal (wallsal55) IL on Feb 9, 2017

CandleKountrylife forums. I got in on the tale end of some Hoppy stories. I would razz him a little as I was across the River as the crow flies. He loved Sharon Deryke on our tv news. : )

Babs on Feb 8, 2017

"Ike" as I knew him was a fantastic story teller. His stories always brought a smile to my face and each morning I looked forward to my cup of coffee and hearing "Ike's" story for that day. But he wasn't just sharing a story, he was sharing his life and his heart. Mornings won't be the same without him.

Ina on Feb 7, 2017

He taught me yesterday is over, today we have now, and tomorrow is for planning, but all is made exceptable with laughter.
I know heaven is hearing his laughter now.

David, Ruth Ann, Ashley, & Emily Beers on Feb 7, 2017

CandleWhen someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. The journey of life gives us memories we can cherish together forever. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories.

Nadx on Feb 7, 2017

hoppy you will be dearly missed ....... kountry life forums acquaintance....r.i.p.

Gary (Wylie) on Feb 6, 2017

"Hoppy" as I knew him certainly left his mark where ever he went in this world. God speed my friend.
Condolences to to family and friends.

Ken Anderson on Feb 6, 2017

Those of us at the Seniors Only Club forum will miss him very much, although we knew him as Ike. Please accept our condolences. He was quite a guy.

littleguns on Feb 6, 2017

I knew him only as "Hoppy" on the Kountry Life discussion forum. As a native Iowan, I appreciated his comments reflecting good old Iowa common sense. RIP.

Joanne McKirgan on Feb 6, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending Hugs and Love to you all. He was a great guy. There are many things I remember about him. He would always put me in a bear hug when I was a kid if I did not run fast enough passed him. Always had fun with him.
Love, Joanne

Shawn M Baars on Feb 6, 2017

Aaron, Bethanne, Chris, Dianne & Eric,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you be comforted by all the caring thoughts of those around you. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure to hold.
The Baars Family. Shawn, Tyler & Whitney

Donna Godden-Alloway on Feb 5, 2017

Sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort to your families.
Donna Godden-Alloway

Tonya and Gary Zeiger on Feb 5, 2017

Beth, Dianne, Aaron, Chris and Eric,

We're so sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Schreurs on Feb 5, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to all and prayers.

Laurie Schreurs on Feb 5, 2017

Aaron, Bethanne, Chris, Dianne, and Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. Prayers and Hugs to you all. Aunt Laurie and Uncle Keith



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1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
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1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
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