Dennis (Hick) Wayne Oslowski of McGrath, Minn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Sunday, July 7, 2019, after a long and hard battle with prostate cancer. He was born on January 11, 1948, in Watertown, Minn. to Lee and Viola Oslowski.
Dennis graduated from Delano High School and then was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving mostly in Germany. He had a tremendous work ethic, doing many different jobs. Some highlights were a maintenance supervisor for Litton Microwaves and being a telephone installation service manager for USEB (United States Equipment Brokers) for many years. His main vocation was carpentry, and he worked as a licensed independent contractor for the last 15 years before retirement.
Dennis played fast pitch and modified softball for Delano and surrounding towns. He also worked as an umpire for the ASA for five years. He belonged to the Delano Bowling League, bowling the first 60 series in the new bowling alley. He LOVED the outdoors and wildlife, hunting, fishing, gardening and his sports teams including The Wild, Twins, Vikings, and the Isle Huskies watching his boys play.
He loved caring for our many animals at H&H Goat Haven farm for the last 13 years. Also, he was active with church and helped with the AWANA program for many years. He truly loved all of the children he worked with. He was a man of his word, honest and had integrity. Dennis always prayed for his country and the military. Above all, he loved his family and took in other children as his own.
Dennis is now reunited with his parents, Lee and Viola Oslowski; his sister, Peggy Kolasa; and his stepson, Tronn Paulsen.
He leaves behind his wife, Helena Oslowski; sons, Aaron and Hunter Oslowski; daughter, Tash (Jesse) Laudenbach; and stepson, Ryan (Charissa) Yollen. He will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Laney, Jadde, and Alex; his siblings, Donny (Brenda) Oslowski, Lee (Arlene) Oslowski, Gail Loeffler, Gary (Cathy) O’Borsky; other relatives and his church family.
Dennis (Hick), you will be missed beyond words and we look forward to the day we meet again.
Funeral services are on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Isle Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Kerry Johnston officiating. Interment was at Camp Ripley, Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements by Mille Lacs Funeral and Cremation Services, Isle, Minn.