LAUREL — Dennis Dean Hart, 58, Laurel, died April 2, 2022, at his home in Laurel, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be April 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Laurel United Presbyterian Church, Laurel, with Pastor Charity Potter officiating. The visitation and a prayer service
The visitation and a prayer service were April 5 at the Laurel United Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery, Laurel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home, Wakefield.
Dennis was born Nov. 4, 1963, in Worland, Wyo., to Harold and Kathy (Stevens) Durtsche. After high school, Dennis furthered his education by earning a certified welding degree from Northeast Community College in 1984. Dennis married Julie M. Fredricksen June 22, 1985, in Laurel. The couple had two sons, Josh and Justin.
Dennis was an active member of the Laurel community. He started his career in welding. After welding for many years, Dennis and Julie purchased the Pizza Ranch in Laurel. For 16 years, people enjoyed his pizza and chicken. He took great pride in his job, but due to health issues, he sold the business. Following a few tough years with health issues, Dennis returned to his love of management and took on a job at the Corner Mart, Laurel. He enjoyed all the good friends he made throughout the years. His pride, perfection and hard work built a legacy for all to follow.
Dennis enjoyed the outdoors. He went on countless elk hunting trips to Wyoming with his boys and his Uncle Jay. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition, he enjoyed going to the lake camping with his family and grandchildren. He loved spending countless hours playing with his grandchildren and took great pride in following their activities. He also loved Nebraska football and spending time with friends.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Julie; sons, Josh (Britney) Hart, Laurel, and Justin (fiancé Keri) Hart, Laurel; five grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Hunter, Quincy and Chaney; mother, Kathy Stevens, Greybull, Wyo.; adoptive parents, Bill and Karen Young, Laurel; brothers, David Hart, Cody, Wyo.; Troy Young, Laurel; and Brian Young, Laurel; and sister, Vicky Owen, Winside. Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Harold Durtsche; grand
Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Harold Durtsche; grandparents, Emil Durtsche, Betty Durtsche-Jones, Jack Jones, Dorothy and Alfred Rath Sr.; brother, Donny Hart; brother-in-law, Andrew Fredricksen; grandson, Wyatt Hart; and cousin, Harold Durtsche.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.