Dennis Wayne Osterhout
July 9, 1955 – January 11, 2019
Dennis Wayne Osterhout, age 63, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley, Iowa (609 Giddings St.). A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00. Burial will follow services in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.
Dennis was born on July 9, 1955 in Ames, Iowa to Wayne and Marilyn Osterhout. He was the oldest of three children, Darla and Dean. Dennis attended Ballard Community Schools. He was active in band, football, wrestling and 4-H and graduated in 1973. He attended Iowa State University and participated in the wrestling program.
Dennis lived in Burnsville, MN and was employed at Le Febvre & Sons Inc. Previous to that, he worked at Layne Western in Ames, IA for many years.
Dennis enjoyed watching all sports, especially NY Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Iowa State Cyclones.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Osterhout. Dennis is survived by his sons, John (Makenzi) of Ely ,IA ,and Jacob(Abigail) of Hanford, CA; their mother, Pam Osterhout of Lone Tree, IA; grandchildren, Gable, Greta and Madison; mother, Marilyn; sister, Darla (Jerry) Weeks; brother, Dean(Deb) all of Kelley, IA and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Dennis.
- Wayne Osterhout, Father
- Marilyn Osterhout, Mother
- Dennis is survived by his sons, John (Makenzi) of Ely ,IA ,and Jacob(Abigail) of Hanford, CA; their mother, Pam Osterhout of Lone Tree, IA; grandchildren, Gable, Greta and Madison; mother, Marilyn; sister, Darla (Jerry) Weeks; brother, Dean(Deb) all of Kelley, IA and many nieces and nephews.
- John Osterhout, Active
- Jacob Osterhout, Active
- Dean Osterhout, Active
- Jerry Weeks, Active
- Greg Peterson, Active
- Allen Benson, Active
- Clinton Weeks, Active
- Frank Santana , Active
- The Family
- Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
Dennis Wayne Osterhout
January 30, 2019
We are sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. I enjoyed working with him at Layne Western. You have our condolences and are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 29, 2019
My sincerest condolences in your loss. My husband , Bernie, worked with your dad for many years at Layne’s . He called him Denny O. and liked him very much. I am sure they are up there now talking Layne Western talk along with Ike and French and Gene. Please know you will be in my prayers.
January 23, 2019
Remembering Dennis from when we were young and we had family gatherings! He was so much fun and so ornery! Had the neatest smile! Such fun memories!
Marilyn, Darla, and Dean, know that I am thinking of you and sending my heartfelt sympathies.
Pam (Ellison) Quinn
January 22, 2019
Picture of Denny during a visit to Peoria IL circa 1978
January 20, 2019
Denny and I have been friends since 1974. We attended ISU together. We worked together on drilling rigs for several years. I was always glad when we were on the same job. We attended many concerts, baseball and football games and other events together through the years. In time, our families would enjoy more of the same things together. It was always a better experience with Denny and his family along. The mood was always improved with Denny in tow. These will always be among my favorite memories. While reminiscing with the wife or friends, those including Denny never fail to bring a smile to everyone's face, just as his presence did during those times. I will never forget them.
January 19, 2019
Denny and I were roommates from 1974-1977 in Ames. He was a great guy and we enjoyed a lot of good friends, music and cooking, especially BBQ dinners. Never saw him get mad, even when I broke the passenger window out of his Camaro while we were cleaning it. I remember his great laughs, friendly smile and he always had your back, which came in handy a few times! Funny how everyone would cool down when Big Denny stepped in. Bob Wolfe, Sacramento CA