Dennis Rechek

Date of Death: Sep 16, 2020
Dennis Rechek

1948 - 2020

Dennis Rechek, 71, of Waupun, passed away September 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Dennis was born October 6, 1948 in Waupun, the son of Eugene and Chrysanta Klapper Rechek. Dennis was a graduate of Mayville High School in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served one tour of duty from August 1969-February 1972 in Vietnam. On June 9, 1973 he married Sharon Thurk at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun. Dennis worked for “Line Clearance” for four years as a tree trimmer. In 1974 he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service where he was an officer in charge at Burnett and Doylestown. He was postmaster at Fall River and then Fox Lake from 1986 until he retired in 2003. Dennis was a life member of Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Horicon.

Dennis is survived by three children: Tom (Laura) Rechek of Fox Lake, Tim (Elaine) Rechek of Brandon, and Tiffany (Ryan) Klavekoske of Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren: Owen and Caleb Klavekoske, T.J. and Colton Rechek, and Grayson, Gabby, and Toby Rechek; two sisters:  Jane (Ray) Papke of South Carolina and Joyce (Garron) Gibson of De Pere; two brothers: Curt (Mary) Rechek of Brandon and Mike (Amy) Rechek of Fox Lake; sister-in-law, Marcia Rechek of Beaver Dam; his beloved dog, “Partner”; and several nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Sheri Rechek; his parents, Eugene and Chrysanta Rechek; and a brother, Jerry Rechek.


Private services will be held.

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  1. Kathleen Buchholz Says: September 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss! Denny was a great guy! I can’t believe he is gone! My deepest sympathy to his family and friends!

  2. Mechelle Landaal Says: September 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to see of Dennis’ passing. I often saw Dennis out on my walk with my dog and we chatted many times. Please tell Partner we’re sorry as well, we know how much they loved each other.

  3. Steven Thurk Says: September 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss, God bless

  4. Denis and Karen Christopherson Says: September 17, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    We will miss our neighborly chats with Denny, and Bella will miss her best friend Partner. We are so saddened by this unexpected loss. Rest In Peace Denny. We will miss the visits with you and Partner so much! ?
    – Denis and Karen Christopherson

  5. Tim & Elaine, I know we are just getting to know both of you and our evening there we really did enjoy. We found out how much you both loved your Dad that night. Terry and I are praying the pain of loss is bearable for you guys and let God help you with that.We really care and look forward to time with you again. So sorry.

  6. Deborah E Maes Says: September 17, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Tiffany, Tom and Tim and all your families. May your memories help heal the loss you feel in your hearts.
    Thinking of you in the hard days ahead.
    Love, Debbie

  7. We are shocked and sad to hear of Dennis’s passing. A while back we would see Dennis and Partner every day on their walks. Partner and our dogs would play and we would have many conversations. Dennis will truly be missed in our our neighborhood! Partner will be missed to!Todd and Terry Hummelmeier

  8. Shannon Keach Says: September 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Sorry for your loss and hope that you all find peace knowing your dad is back with your mom and that one day you will join them. Again so sorry for your loss.

  9. Rich hollnagel Says: September 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

    What happened? Please let me know,he was a great boss and friend if I can help in any way let me know!

  10. Diana (Rechek) Gedamke Says: September 18, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    We were very sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. He was a great man, well respected by many, and a wonderful cousin. I have many fond memories of time spent with him. Our condolences to his family.

  11. I always enjoyed my visits with Dennis at the dog park. I don’t think I ever was there and didn’t see Dennis and Partner. My condolences to all of his family members and his special Partner.

  12. The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Dennis Rechek. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2019.

  13. Lois & Rich Ely Says: September 21, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    To all of Dennis’ children, grandchildren and brothers and sisters my deepest sympathy is with all of you. As kids we had many adult birthday parties and fun times together. With cousins by the dozens, we were together a lot. It was a simpler time back then – but they were always fun. The farm on Hwy151 for you and on Hwy 68 for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As his Godfather (my Dad) would say “Doc you will be missed by many.” Dennis’ laugh was such a pleasure to hear. He now is with all of his loved ones who passed before him. He is now at peace. May God be with all of you at this time. Love you all, Lois & Rich

  14. Terri & Tom Says: September 26, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    We will miss a great neighbor! It was so nice to see Dennis and Partner on their walks…..

  15. Jim Rehrauer Says: September 30, 2020 at 10:30 am

    I was very sorry to hear about Denny passing. I offer my heart felt condolences to his family. He and partner stopped regularly on their walks to visit. They will be missed.

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