Obit: Mellenthin, Dennis  (1950 - 2011)


Contact:?Audery Roedl


Surnames: Mellenthin, Freeman, Kacer, Genke, Baxter


----Source: The Loyal TRG  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 09 March 2011)


Mellenthin, Dennis  (20 OCT 1950-04 MAR 2011)


Dennis A. Mellenthin, 60, Marshfield, died on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield, under the Ministry Home Hospice Care Services. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., on Thursday, March 10, at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, and again on Friday, March 11, from 10 a.m., until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spencer, Rev. Rebekah Tarras will officiate.


Dennis A. Mellenthin was born on Oct. 20, 1950, in Marshfield, to Kenneth and Lois (nee Freeman) Mellenthin. He was a 1968 graduate of Spencer High School and attended North Central Technical College in Marshfield. On Sept. 27, 1969, he married Karen J. Kacer at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spencer. He was employed as a welder for Felker Brothers for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sportsman’s Club and the Boiler Makers Local #697. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends at Lake Holcombe.


In addition to his mother, Lois Mellenthin, Marshfield, he is survived by his wife, Karen; a daughter, Renee Genke, Freedom; two grandchildren, Zachary and Riley Genke, Freedom; his siblings, Dini (Frank) Jacobitz, Spencer, Becky (Jim) Murphy, Baraboo, Ron (Rebecca) Mellenthin, Lynnhaven, Fla., Julie (Bill) Ausbourne, Spencer, and Debra (Neil) Wakershauser, Wisconsin Dells; a sister-in-law, Carla (Bruce) Paszkiewcz, Neillsville; a brother-in-law, Mitch (Betty) Kaser, Spencer; and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, and his mother and father-in-law, E. C. and Joyce Baxter.


Condolences may be sent online to


Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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