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Dennis O’Neil, 76

Jan 12, 2020

Dennis O'Neil

Winnebago Dennis “Denny” O’Neil, age 76, of Winnebago, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Brian Mulligan officiated. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in rural Delavan. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago was entrusted with arrangements. www.spencerowen.com

Denny was born June 18, 1943 in Winnebago to Francis John “White” and Virginia Mae (Springer) O’Neil. He was the third of six children. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1961. On Jan. 19, 1963, he married Linda Perrine, together they had four children. Denny was a truck driver for most of his life. After his retirement he took great pride in assisting with services at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home. Denny had many loves in his life including the car races in Fairmont, playing cards with his family, making fudge (without nuts), going to rodeos and most of all his great-grandbabies, grandbabies and his children, in that order. He was an active member at Saint Mary’s in many capacities, including being a Sacristan and a member of the church choir.

Denny is survived by his wife, Linda, of almost 57 years; four children, Julie (David) Vangsness, Kevin (Stephanie) O’Neil, Terri (Bruce) Shuck and Sara (David) Obermeyer; six grandchildren, Colt (Monikka) O’Neil, Heather O’Neil, Joshua O’Neil, Orrin (Leah) Shuck, Clint (Hannah) Schmidt and Christina (Shane) Farris; five great-grandchildren, Owen O’Neil, Jaycee and Gracie Mae O’Neil, Killian O’Neil and Casson Farris; siblings Kent (Kay) O’Neil, Jeannine O’Neil, Rosalyn (Eugene) Crossen; brother-in-law, David (Cookie) McQueen; sister-in-law, Kathy (Michael) McGrath; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry and Kiernan O’Neil.

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