Dennis L. Funseth

Dennis L. Funseth

Dennis L. Funseth, age 78, of New Glarus passed away with family by his side on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the New Glarus Home.

He was born on April 27, 1939 in the Town of Primrose to his parents Orville and Hilda (Duerst) Funseth. Dennis graduated from New Glarus High School in 1957. On August 3, 1960 he was united in marriage to Marlene Gehin at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in Belleville. Dennis worked at Erb Implement as a mechanic for thrity years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the outdoors and woodworking, but most of all he cherished his family his time spent with them.

Dennis is survived by his wife Marlene, children Dale (Mary) Funseth, Kevin (Mary) Funseth, and Cindy (Bob) Gilson, grandchildren Shelby (Lane), Hayley, Aaron (Abby), Christina, Taylor, Chelsy (Ben), Rachel, and Deven, and a great-grandson John. He is further survived by his sisters Jean Tammi, and Bonnie Funseth, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Funseth, and a sister Donna Field.

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI a time of remembrance will conclude the gathering at 11:30 a.m.

A Celebration of Dennis’s Life will follow from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant, 100 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI.

A memorial fund has been established.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at