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Dennis Magennis
July 14, 1958 - June 2, 2020

Dennis Magennis

Dennis Magennis
Jul 14, 1958 - Jun 2, 2020

Dennis Magennis
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Dennis M. Magennis, 61, of Fort Dodge died Monday, June 2, 2020 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church. Inurnment will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. Laufersweiler Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dennis Michael Magennis was born July 14, 1958 at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital the youngest of six children. He graduated from Saint Edmond Catholic High School in 1976. Denny was a lifelong resident of Fort Dodge and worked all his adult life for Mitchel Dental Laboratory in Fort Dodge. He was always a private person and enjoyed caring for his mother before her passing. Denny also enjoyed an occasional beer and low stakes card games. He was a loyal and long-suffering Oakland Raiders fan.
Dennis is survived by his siblings, Mary Magennis of Rochester, NY; John Magennis of Des Moines; Elizabeth (Carl) Christensen of Urbandale; Patty (Randy) Ross of Overland Park, KS; Mark (Julie) Magennis of Platte City, MO; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Irene (Bilek) Magennis.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

 
 

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Dale Phillips on Jun 13, 2020

....to continue on with the ending what happened after unknowingly shooting myself in my middle finger with the nail gun while rebuilding Denny's mother's front porch, was due to the nail gun bouncing back off the dried rotted rafters. When I turn to show my finger to Denny, he turn white as. ghost and told him to sit down, before he fell off.
I though briefly as to what I was gonna do. After all, I had never been in such a predicament before.
Fortunately, I had gloves on. So, neither of us had to look at any flesh with a nail portruding through it.
Then, I The best part was when I asked him how to get this 5 inch long nail out of my finger...
It was on his second or third attempt that he he did pull it out of my finger with a pliers. By which time, he was a shade of white I had never existed...
GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Dale Phillips on Jun 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of the Magennis families in their moment of loss.
According to his obituary, he was a very private person, he kept to himself. I, too, keep to myself. Perhaps, that's why it took such a long time to get to know Denny, even seeing him after work every day for three years at his favorite "watering hole."
I guess I got to know him when I roofed, not only his house, but his mother's house as well. In fact, one of the most hilarious moments that I will always cherish are of me and Denny replacing rotted roof trusses on his mother's front porch.
I was using a nail gun and the nail gun bounced back and shot the nail through my middle finger.
Just under the finger nail through the fatty tissue of the finger which is used world wide for conveying displeasure...
I didn't feel any pain. I did, however, find humor. So, I yelled at Denny, ""Hey, look !" as I held my hand up giving him the finger with a 16 penny nail going through it as if to form a cross.
I have fond memories that irrigate from Denny.
Your loss is felt.

Liz Hawkins on Jun 12, 2020

I am saddened to hear of Denny's passing. I worked with him at Mitchell's for many years, he had a wonderful sense of humor and a lovely smile. RIP Denny.

Margaret Tornabane Nevius on Jun 11, 2020

Condolences to Mark, Julie, and the entire Magennis family at this time of Denny's passing. Losing a sibling is so heartbreaking, but I hope that memories of happy times with Denny will bring you all comfort. Love and prayers. Margaret Tornabane Nevius and family

Mary Koch Morrow on Jun 9, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Dennis to your family Mark and Julie. I only knew him as Dennis as we were growing up at Corpus Christi and St. Ed's. Thank you for posting the pictures. I hope your memories give you comfort. Mary Morrow

Sue Smith Minikis on Jun 9, 2020

Very sad to hear this news. My sincere condolences to all his friends and family who love and will miss him. He was the perfect friend at the perfect time and my memories of him have always made me smile. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Denny you were a blessing. Sue Smith Minikis

David Mailander on Jun 7, 2020

Very sad to see that Denny is no longer with us. While we lost touch many years ago, he was a loyal friend during our High School years and I valued his support during some crazy times growing up. Pat and I offer our deepest condolences to the entire family during this time of loss. Dave and Pat Mailander

Linda Nelson on Jun 7, 2020

I had the honor of getting to know Denny, and was always in awe of how intelligent he was. We shared a special friendship, and he took the time to tutor me in the game of football. I will always carry many fond memories of Denny, and will always regret that we lost contact with each other, when I moved away.
Denny, you were always someone special to me, and will always have a place in my heart. RIP, dear friend, you deserve that.

Mark Magennis on Jun 6, 2020

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