Dennis W. Wallin, age 75, of Litchfield and formerly of Atwater, passed away Thursday, June 23, at the Gloria Dei Manor in Litchfield.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
Dennis Wayne Wallin was born on February 3, 1947, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Oliver and Joyce (Bethke) Wallin. He grew up in Atwater and graduated from Atwater High School in 1965. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Army. Following basic training, Dennis was married to Bonnie Pehle on May 21, 1966 in Litchfield, Minnesota. They made their home in Germany during the service where he as a MP. Following his discharge in 1968, They returned to Atwater and he worked for Finger Hut as a plant manager for about 14 years. In 1979, Dennis partnered with Larry Kusler as a carpenter in the construction business. On June 1, 1986, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater, Dennis was married to Judy Sluka and they made their home in Atwater. In 1989, partnered with his son to form Wallin Construction and 10 years later retired due to health reasons.
Dennis was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He served for over 20 years on the Atwater Fire Department, was a charter member and past president of the Atwater JC’s, member of the Atwater American Legion Post and the V.F.W. Post in Cotton, MN. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing ball, woodworking and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Shad Wallin (and fiancé, Hally McGrand) of Litchfield, Danita Hansen of Grove City, Cynthia Schlueter (and special friend, Roger) of Nebraska; two step-children, Brian (and Holli) Kragenbring of Willmar and Amy (and Michael) Krug of Atwater and five grandchildren, Dylan and Heather Schlueter, Lily Hansen and Hayden and Logan Krug. Also surviving is one sister, Karen (and Daniel) Peterson of Alabama; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Wallin of Atwater, besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy in 2006, and his brother, James.