Dennis Ray Wallen

September 21, 1949November 18, 2019

Dennis Ray Wallen, 70, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday November 18th, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 21st, 1949 to Jones “Edward” and Frances (Adams) Wallen in Bloomington, IL. On September 24th, 1999 he married Sandra Kirby. He is survived by his daughter Denna (Craig) Satchwell of Le Roy; his grandchildren: Kayden Wallen, Carson (Geddy) Grove of Urbana, Delaney Satchwell of Le Roy, and DJ Satchwell of Le Roy; his brothers: Ben (Gayle) Wallen of Pekin and Don (Sharon Halpin) Wallen of Cornell; his niece Laura (Jeremy) Garrett of Groveland; and nephew Craig (Natalia) Wallen of Miami, FL. Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra; his parents; his sister Connie Hopper and by his infant brother. He worked for Eureka for many years, then Country Financial. He loved flying RC planes and shared his passion and knowledge with others as a flying instructor. He also enjoyed sailing his Sunfish on Evergreen Lake, cooking, gardening, and wood-working. Memorial contributions may be made in Dennis’s name to SIRS Model Airplane Club (C/O John Cralley 815 Manchester Rd Normal Il 61761) or to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois ( Condolences may be offered to the family at


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Pamela Heiberg

November 29, 2019

It's sad to hear of his passing. I knew Dennis from COUNTRY Financial of many years. He was always pleasant to talk to and always a smile on his face. Take care.

Ralph Smith

November 26, 2019

Denny was the first person to help me with my rc planes, from tuning to flying I learned so much. He always ended the day with a cigar. He was a good friend and will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Matt Kerner

November 26, 2019

Denny spent many hours teaching me how to fly RC planes at the cost of him not flying himself. Now being older and still flying planes, I appreciate he’s sacrifice so much more. He was a great teacher and will be missed.

Jerry Worden

November 26, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to Kayden and the rest of his family. Denny was a great friend and wonderful club member. He shared the gift of flight with so’s his turn to soar!