Dennis L. Ihle, 52
Blue Earth — Dennis Lee Ihle, age 52, of Blue Earth, formerly of St. Paul, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 25, 2010, at his home.
Funeral Services were held July 29, 2010, at Living Word Christian Center, in Brooklyn Park. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Dennis was born Jan. 6, 1958, in Blue Earth, the son of Harold and Marjorie (Heldt) Ihle. He was raised and educated in the Pilot Grove area where he attended East Chain and Blue Earth schools, graduating from Blue Earth High School in 1976. Dennis was an excellent high school athlete, being named all state in football and basketball. Following school he worked construction. He was married to Kathy Marie Larson on April 16, 1983, in Blue Earth. Dennis had become an accomplished mason and the couple moved to St. Paul where he worked for several masonry companies before he started Dennis Ihle Concrete in the early 1990’s. He returned to Blue Earth in 2008 where continued working as a mason. Dennis was an avid golfer and member of Minn-Iowa Golf Club, gardener, hunter, fisherman, “Chef” and loved his dog. He was an avid Minnesota sports fan and was an active member in his church, where he served as a greeter, and especially loved any time spent with his close family.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Kathy Ihle, of Blue Earth; daughter, Denise Ihle (future son-in-law, Lukas Patten), of Burnsville; brother, Lyle Ihle, of Minnesota Lake; sister, Diane (Brian) Frey, of Athol, Mass.; mother, Marjorie Bengston, of Blue Earth; mother-in-law, Darlene (Roy) Jenks, of Sun City West, Ariz.; father-in-law, Neil (Linda) Larson, of Mooresville, N.C.; step-sister, DeDe Preston (husband, Alan Hummel), of Delano; brothers-in-law, Randy Larson, of St. Paul, Dave (Wendy) Larson, of Stewartville, Brian (Karen) Jenks, of Bloomington; sisters-in-law, Brenda Jenks, of Duluth, Ga., Shelly (Stu) Hengsteler, of Castle Rock, Colo., and Roxanne Jenks, of Prior Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Ihle; brother, Marlin Ihle; and step-father, George Bengston.
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