Dennis Doonan, 70Dennis Hugh Doonan, age 70, of Stillwater, Minn., died on the evening of March 17 at his home in Stillwater.
Dennis Hugh Doonan, age 70, of Stillwater, Minn., died on the evening of March 17 at his home in Stillwater.
Dennis was born on Aug. 7, 1941, to Hugh Doonan Jr. and Beatrice Larsen in Milwaukee, Wis. He grew up in Cumberland, Wis., but moved to Hudson, Wis., during high school, graduating from Hudson High School in 1959. After graduation, Dennis attended school at UW-River Falls and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He completed some post-grad work before enrolling in the National Guard. He then pursued a career in computer sales and management. Along the way, he started a number of other small businesses, including the Valley House Restaurant in Hudson.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Marjorie Gross of Stillwater; sons, Steven, Jeffrey, and Charlie Doonan of Hudson; grandchildren, Abby, Haley, and Hunter; mother, Beatrice Larsen of Hudson; sister, Doreen (Randy) Deal of Hudson; step-siblings, Michael Larsen of St. Paul, Larry (Jean) Larsen of Hudson, Jolene Stadsklev of Mound, Minn., Monica (Ron) Olson of La Crosse, and James (Pat) Larsen of River Falls, Wis.; first wife, Janice Doonan of Hudson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Doonan Jr., and stepfather, Joseph C. Larsen.
A celebration of Dennis's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home. A visitation and reception will take place after the service until 7 p.m.
Services are in the care of the O'Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory, 715-386-3725.
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