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Dennis Carl Lind

Dennis Carl Lind Dennis Carl Lind


Dennis Carl Lind, age 75, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, WI, surrounded by his family. A visitation for Dennis will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024 at Woodland Community Church in Westboro from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. Funeral Service officiated by nephew, Pastor Trevor Lind. Military honors will be held immediately following the service at the church and will be provided by the Spirit American Legion Post 452 and the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Team. He will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery in Spirit.

Pallbearers are Russ Bullis, Hal Swenson, Ryan Scheithauer, Noah Weinke, Talon Scheithauer, and Slade Scheithauer.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gracie Weinke, Tahlia Scheithauer, Gage Lind, and Emmitt Weinke.

Dennis was born in Tomahawk, on Aug. 10, 1948; the fourth of seven children to Roy and Agnes (Zellinger) Lind. He grew up on a farm in the town of Spirit, and was a 1966 graduate of Rib Lake High School. He was drafted into the United States Army on Sept. 12, 1968; served in Vietnam from February 3, 1969 to Aug. 23, 1969. He was wounded in combat and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged June 11, 1970.

On his first day home from Vietnam, he met the love of his life, Debby Plude, at Pic-a-Dilly Resort. They married on March 4, 1972 — their 52 years of marriage were a true testament that, “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

Dennis attended Barber school at CVTC, but was unable to pursue this career due to the wounds obtained in combat. He then worked several jobs, in logging, carpentry, and at Weather Shield, throughout his life until he was deemed 100% disabled by the VA. He was a long-time member of the Rib Lake United Methodist Church and the Spirit American Legion Post 452.

Dennis has always had a love for sports. He played basketball in high school and was high scorer in many games (even without the 3-point line). He played fast pitch softball, coached the Wonder Bar basketball team in city league, umpired many Dairyland baseball games, specifically for the Spirit Twins. He loved to watch all Wisconsin sports - Brewers, Packers, Badgers - but nothing brought him more joy than the Rib Lake Redmen and anything his grandkids were involved in… from t-ball to state baseball, youth basketball to high school regionals, from volleyball to football. It didn’t matter who was playing or which sports season it was, we could count on seeing him in the stands or next to the dugout in his chair, and always saluting for the National Anthem. He will be greatly missed in the seasons ahead.

He is survived by his wife, Debby Lind of Rib Lake; three children, Melissa Lind of Medford, Josh Lind of Rib Lake, and Shanna (Ryan) Scheithauer of Rib Lake; three brothers, Darrel (Luann) Lind, Duane (Joyce) Lind, and Dave (Donna) Lind; and two sisters, Donna Stolhammer and Diane Kruit; father-in-law, Larry Plude; four sisters-in-law, Jeanie Lind, Diana Deboth, Dawn (Hal) Swenson, and Darcy Johnson; grandchildren, Noah (Cassy) Weinke, Gracie Weinke, Talon, Tahlia, and Slade Scheithauer, and Gage Lind; great-grandson, Emmitt Weinke; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; a special aunt and uncle, Carl & Vera Lind; in-laws, Sid and Eleanor Maki; brother, Danny Lind; three brothers-inlaw, Luke Harubin, Greg Deboth, and Don Stolhammer; sister-in-law, Denise Harubin; and grandson, Maddox Scheithauer.

The family would like to thank Dennis’s medical team at Madison VA for their care over the years, and the Aspirus Wausau team who cared for him in his final days.

A special thanks to the Rib Lake United Methodist Church, family, friends, and community members who prayed and supported Dennis and his family throughout his challenging journey on earth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a later designation.

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford is serving the family.

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