Dennis J. Endicott

January 16, 1935July 16, 2018

Dennis J. Endicott died July 16, 2018. D.J. was born to Julie and Bill Endicott in Des Moines on January 16, 1935.

Dennis is survived by his and Mary’s six children: Julie (Dale) Kever, Laurie Reynolds, Janet (Craig) Brown, Susan (Terry) Everett, Dennis (Jos) Endicott, Daniel Endicott and their twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. D.J. was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Mary Kathryn (Conroy).

A Celebration of Life for Dennis (DJ) will be held on July 21, 2018 at the VFW (1309 NE 66th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313) from 6-9 p.m. Dennis and Mary will have their ashes joined with our universe at that time.

Dennis was a believer.


Dennis J. Endicott

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Frankie Chissim

July 20, 2018

We first met this remarkable man in 1994 when visiting our dear friend Dennis Junior in Iowa. We were backpacking around America for 6 weeks and couldn't pass up an invitation to Ankeny! Dennis and Mary welcomed us into their home and soon we felt like part of the family. We had a truly wonderful time. We slept downstairs , watched over by the Virgin Mary! We had many wonderful meals together, often debating religion or politics or simply sharing stories. Dennis and Mary were warm and generous and we loved our time with them at the Endicott family home. This year (24 year later) we were honoured to spend 2 days with Dennis and many members of the Endicott family to celebrate the wedding of Dennis Jr and Jos. We felt, even after all of these years, part of the family again. We picked up where we left off. We had such an amazing time. And l was able to spend alot of time with Dennis reminiscing about our trip to Ankeny, catching up on all the news within our families...we even managed to fit in some politics and religion too! We danced. We drank. We ate. We laughed....and laughed....and laughed...and danced some more. Such great memories. There was even an after party! We have many great photos of Dennis....he was the life and soul of the party. I was truly shocked to hear recently that Dennis had taken ill...In February I promised Dennis that we would come for another visit to Iowa so he could meet my boys and so that we could spend some more quality time together.
The news of Dennis' death has truly shocked us all......but one thing I know is that Dennis is with Mary and the Universal energy....and that he would want us to toast his great life and keep his memory alive. So here's to you Dennis, you wonderful man. We have loved spending time with you. You live on in your children and I have every intention of spending many more fun-filled times with your eldest son. I promise to raise a glass to you in your honour every time we meet. Wherever you are, peace x

Jim Brown

July 17, 2018

DJ was a force to be reckoned with; he was a strong advocate for causes he believed in and would work tirelessly for those in need.

DJ was clearly a family man and supported his family in all ways possible. DJ would always find time to ask how you were doing and offer support or words of wisdom no matter what you might be going through.

DJ was a good man and a good example to emulate and the world is a better place because he was in it

Jim and Diane