Dennis O. Kletscher passed away at Little Falls Care Center on October 23, 2019 at the age of 82. Dennis was born on February 15, 1937 in Vesta, MN to Ben and Gertrude (Zimmer) Kletscher. After graduating from Redwood Falls High School, he joined the Army, and married Janet Mueller on December 4, 1960. The couple lived in Worthington, MN and started multiple successful business ventures in Worthington, MN including Kletscher Water Conditioning, The Crow’s Nest Supper Club, Insulation Unlimited and Energy Saving Home Improvement Center. After retiring to the Brainerd Lakes area in 1996, Dennis volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and he was a member of Brainerd’s Zion Lutheran Church. Dennis loved to laugh, spend time at the lake and with his family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife Janet; two sons, Daniel (Julie) of Brainerd, David (Dana) of Nisswa and one daughter, Sandy Kephart of Saint Cloud; Siblings Malinda Stage, Virginia Benson (Stan), Ruby Meier, Gladys Geertz (Steve), sister in-law Vera Sylte; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Meinke (Shaun), Michael Kephart (Lindsey), Samantha Pichler (Jacob), Gretchen Kreklow (Jason); and one great-grandson Drake Kephart.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wayne and brother-law Alvin Stage and Orlen Meier.
The funeral service will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd, with visitation being held for an hour prior to service. Burial will be at the Vesta Cemetery in Vesta, MN the following day at 1pm. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.