Dennis H. Stanius, age 89, of Bradford died July 28, 2020 at home. A graveside service will be held Sunday, August 9 at 12:00 noon at Long Lake Community Cemetery, 3921-277th Avenue NW, Isanti, with Pastor Susan Olson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Cambridge American Legion. A 1:00 Celebration of Denny’s Life will take place at Sunrise on Englund Shores, 27821 Bayshore Drive (just east of the cemetery).
Dennis Herman Stanius, 89, of Cambridge, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home. He was born in Princeton, MN to Herman and Olive (Hall) Stanius on February 10, 1931. He attended country school in Oxlip and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1949. He married Sharon Englund in 1962 and together they raised five children: Karen, Michael, Jodi, Holly and Peter.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, Denny worked in cement construction as a blocklayer until he retired in 1993. He then enjoyed his family and friends, did some traveling, dancing, and playing cards, especially cribbage with his buddies, Bob Stanius, Bob Peterson, and Dave Muyaert until Covid-19 canceled their weekly games.
Denny is preceded in death by his parents; siblings LaVern (Ardelle) Stanius, Margaret (Gerald) Nelson, Joyce (Russell) Willemsen, Norma (Bill) Swanson, Maxine (Howard) Johnston, and Dwaine (Betty) Stanius, brothers-in-law Lester Lambert, Kenneth Englund, and Donald Grams; grandson-in-law, Travis Ellenson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, of 58 years; daughters: Karen (Scott) Tingblad, Jodi (Sam) Schusted, and Holly (Corey) Gislason; sons: Mike (Michelle) Stanius and Peter Stanius; sisters: Jean Englund, Betty Lambert, and Joann Grams; 14 grandchildren and Kathleen; six great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Many heartfelt thanks to St. Croix Hospice for their exemplary care!
Kimberly Cheney says
My dearest Sharon,
I was sad to see this and am so sorry for your loss. I remember Denny and his smile. 58 years of marriage, wow, you guys are great examples. Love you so much, Sharon. Will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time and just know you will be in my thoughts. May God give you strength and comfort and many smiles come to your face as you ponder your awesome memories. Sending you huge hugs.
Kim and Jeff Cheney
Marilyne VanHalanger says
I was heartnroken reading this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Hugs, prayers and love, Marilyne
Pat Bergerson says
Sharon & Family,.
Sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He was a genuinely nice man. It was my pleasure taking care of him, he told me about being in the Army. We spoke about the Cambridge Veteran’s Memorial Garden and what a fitting tribute to our local heroes. Praying for all of you to have strength and stay strong, He is smiling on all of you.
Stig Demker says
Dearest Sharon and children,
We hear the very sad news that Dennis now has ended his life´s journey, and we want to say from the bottom of our hearts how sorry we are. Therefore we express our condolences and pray that you will receive the strength to continue in your new future. About forty years ago our children played together and you were in the midst of your life, a big, warm and strong family. what you were then will give you comfort and direction for the days to come. May the Lord be with you every day of your life as we meet in prayer!
Maiken and Stig Demker, Sweden.
Karen Long says
Sharon and family,
I am sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He sure was a special man, as evident by the family he raised with you, Sharon. Denny will be missed, but may it be of some comfort that he is at peace with the Lord. Love to you all.
Lori Dimitry says
Dear Sharon and family, so sorry to hear. The Bradford group has lost another great guy. Karen, hugs from Lori and Tom. You all will remain in our prayers. Celebrate his life! Those guys sure knew how to have fun.
Kim Schmidt says
So sorry for your loss! I do not think I ever met Dennis, but he graduated from high school with my dad, Vergil Dahl. I am sure that they knew each other. They will have a reunion in Heaven!
Thoughts and prayers for all of you!
Kim (Dahl) Schmidt
Candy mccolley says
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time of sadness. But rejoice if in the knowledge that he is in the heavenly arms of Jesus