Dennis Malnar

DE PERE, Wis. — Dennis Wayne Malnar, 76, born on October 15, 1943, died on November 27, 2019 in De Pere, Wisconsin, after a brave battle with cancer.

Dennis was born in Detroit and spent his childhood in Ahmeek and Copper City and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1961. As a kid, Dennis loved fishing and swimming at the Gratiot River. Dennis attended NMU, taught school, and spent the bulk of his career as a Sales Representative traveling Wisconsin and Michigan.

Dennis always had a song in his heart and enjoyed singing Karoake. Dennis loved taking pictures, and spending the Christmas holidays with family in the Copper Country.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Malnar and Venla Waara Malnar.

Dennis is survived by brothers, Eugene of Kearsarge, Edward of Fond du Lac and Bootjack, and Paul (Kathy) Malnar of Bootjack; nieces, Diana Malnar Langdon and Melissa Malnar Pirkola survive, as does Luke Malnar, John Langdon, Lyla Pirkola, Tessa Pirkola; and many cousins on the Malnar/Gregorich and Waara sides of the family.

Per Dennis’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. The family is planning a family and close friends celebration of Dennis’s life in the summer.