Dennis Charles Elwood died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Augustana Care Chapel View in Hopkins. He was 81 years old.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1937, to parents Frank and Irene (Wier) Elwood in Estherville, Iowa. The family moved to Minnesota in 1950. He graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1957 and joined the Navy serving on the U.S.S. Shangrila until 1961. After the Navy, he studied electronics at Dunwoody College. He worked for Northwestern Bell (AT&T) for 35 years.
He was united in marriage to Mary Schmidt on April 21, 2000.
He was preceded in death by wife, Mary and parents, Frank and Irene Elwood.
He is survived by children Kevin (Debra) and Kris (Scott) Schaefer; step-children Todd and Tracy; grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; siblings Ronald (Carol), Larry (Joanne), Barbara (Robert) Ripka, Linda (Marnel) Black and Vern (Vicky) and many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.
Services were held Friday, May 3, 2019, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.