Dennis (1946 - 1975)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Struensee, Metcalf, Lebeck
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) April 10, 1975
Struensee, Dennis (February 24, 1946 - April 2, 1975)
Highway Crash Takes life of Dennis Struensee
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home for Dennis Gene Struensee, age 29, of Neillsville, Wis. He was dead on arrival at Milwaukee County General Hospital after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed into pillars of the Highway 100 overpass to Highway 15 in Greenfield, Wednesday, April 2, 1975. Roads in that area were reported slippery from new-fallen snow.
The Rev. William Noble of the United Methodist Church officiated at services and burial followed in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Dennis was the son of Edward Struensee of R. #1 Neillsville, and the late Irene (Metcalf) Struensee. Dennis was born February 24, 1946, in Neillsville and was educated in local schools, graduating from Neillsville High School. After attending radio broad-casting schools in Minneapolis, MN and in Dallas, TX, he worked for radio stations in Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan. Mr. Struensee had been employed by North American Van Lines for the past two years.
Surviving is his father, two brothers, Calvin Struensee of Dallas, TX and Harry Struensee of Farmington, MN.
Kendall Smith sang "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling" with Mrs. Elaine Smith as the accompanist.
Pallbearers were Randy Renneck, Robert, Richard and Darrell Struensee, Jack Counsell and Lloyd Meyer.
Those attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Struensee of Farmington, MN and Mrs. Blanche Lebeck of Chicago, IL.
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