Thurow, Dennis Otto
BARABOO – Dennis Otto Thurow handed absent instantly on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. He was born in Ramona, S.D., on July 23, 1938, to Vella (Piehl) and Erwin Thurow. On May perhaps 29, 1983, he married Mary Kathleen (Conway) at the Initial Presbyterian Church in Baraboo.
Dennis graduated from Madison Superior Faculty in Madison, S.D., as valedictorian and continued his education at Wartburg College or university, graduating with a degree in chemistry. Dennis honorably served his country in each the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Pressure during the Vietnam era and was a member of American Legion Put up 26 of Baraboo.
Dennis was a chemist at the University of Iowa Hospital and a brew chemist at Anheuser-Busch ahead of becoming a member of Olin Corporation’s Ammunition Division. A longtime staff of Olin, Dennis was instrumental in beginning up the St. Mark’s plant in Florida in advance of transferring to the Badger Military Ammunition plant where by he retired in 2003.
Dennis gave again to his group in a lot of techniques. He and Mary Kathleen bought Reinking’s Keep in 1983 and operated it for a lot of several years, in the course of which time he served as president of the Baraboo Region Chamber of Commerce. He delighted in organizing holiday getaway parades, the lights of the Square, and other specific activities. Dennis served the city of Baraboo for more than four a long time as the two alderman and mayor and was influential in functioning with the county to develop the West Sq. Setting up. He was past president of the Xmas Mountain Campground Affiliation & POA and the Gollmar Moeller Ringling Tent #100. He served the Lord by taking an energetic job with the First Presbyterian Church of Baraboo as a parishioner and session member, and as a member of John Knox Presbytery.
Dennis looked forward to the Good Circus Parade exactly where he expended a great number of several hours volunteering in the wardrobe department. He was a voracious reader of Entire world War II record and loved looking at Badgers sports and Florida State football. He will be skipped for his heat, ingenuity, and compassion.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen children, Jennifer (Tim) Feeney, James (Danielle Meert) Thurow, Michelle (Tim) Gregoire, and Colleen Brayer-Finkl grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Tony Davis) Oxendine, Emily Lohman, and Miles Rowe brother, the Rev. Eldon (Donna) Thurow nieces and nephews and his two Saint Bernards, Heidi and Wilhelm. Dennis was preceded in demise by his moms and dads sister-in-legislation, Lillian in-rules, Mary Elizabeth and Vaughn S. Conway and brother-in-law, Vaughn R. Conway.
Memorial solutions will choose place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Very first PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 416 Ash St., Baraboo, with Pastor Lisa Newberry and Pastor Joseph Corbin officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until eventually time of company. In lieu of flowers, remember to take into account a donation to Circus World Museum or the Initially Presbyterian Church of Baraboo. Baldwin Funeral Expert services is aiding the family members with arrangements.
Baldwin Funeral Services
520 East St., Baraboo, WI 53913
Published by Madison.com on Jul. 18, 2021.