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Terry Lee Denny

February 18, 1943 September 2, 2012
Terry Lee Denny
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Terry Lee Denny, 69, of Oconto, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. Terry was born February 18, 1943 in Oconto to the late DeCarlo and Susan (Lipp) Denny. Terry married Dianne Magiary on October 6, 1962. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2007. Terry and Dianne lived in Oconto their entire lives. They raised 3 children. Most of Terry’s life he was a self-employed Fish Salesman. He traveled to surrounding states selling frozen fish. He had many experiences while fish peddling and at times he employed helpers who would assist him in his travels. He very much enjoyed their company. Al Alferdson, Floyd Stich and Ernie Boucher. In his later life Terry worked at Larson’s Food and then retired from Oneida Casino where he was a Custodian. In Terry and Dianne’s younger years they enjoyed going on vacations with friends, house card parties, and family trips. Terry had many friends from French Town and often hung out on the French Town Bridge. Terry had many tavern buddies; he enjoyed beer and shaking dice. Terry loved to hunt squirrels, rabbits and frogs. He raised beagles. Terry was proud to be a great basketball player in his school years. In the later years Terry loved to gamble while Dianne played bingo. Terry loved to buy his children new bikes and Christmas presents. At Christmas time he could never keep the gifts till Christmas day, he would be so excited he couldn’t keep the secret and he gave the gifts 2 weeks before Christmas. Dianne was the love of Terry’s life. In their early years she took care of him and in the last years of Dianne’s life he took care of her until she passed away in 2007. In the last months of his life he wished to be by her side. Terry is survived by a daughter, Rhonda (Jim Samuelson) Shampo; two sons, Terry (Denise) Denny; Timothy Louis Denny; ten grandchildren Terry III (Dana), Raquel (Chris), Angelia, DeCarlo (Chasity), Raylee (Lorenzo), Robert Jr., Ryker, Jimmy, Shelby (Joe) and Steele; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jolee, Alaina, Haislyn, Davanya; a brother, Gary (Irene) Denny; mother-in-law, Lois Magiary; sisters-in-law Sheila (Ron) Weber, Sandy (Nate) Robenhorst, Dixie (John) Williquiette; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Dianne Denny, sister Sandra Boucher, father-in-law George Magiary, and brother-in-law Roger Robenhorst. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to7 PM Thursday, September 6, 2012. Memorial services will be conducted 7 PM Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Craig Alwin officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

Thursday

6

Sep

4:00 PM 9/6/2012 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/6/2012 7:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

6

Sep

7:00 PM 9/6/2012 7:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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