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Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel

9450 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Dennis Edward Osalkowski

February 15, 1975May 18, 2020
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Dennis Edward Osalkowski, 45, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. Cherished son of Julie (Wendell) Hensley and Lawrence (Janet) Osalkowski; dear brother of James (Lilibeth) Osalkowski; dear uncle of Ethan Osalkowski.

Dennis was born in Fort Worth, Texas to parents, Lawrence and Julie on February 15, 1975. He graduated from Tabb High School in Yorktown, Virginia. He also graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Dennis worked for US Bank as Assistant VP of Risk Strategies in St. Louis Missouri.

Dennis was a very active member of his local tennis club where he was able to fulfill one of his passions of playing tennis in various leagues. His other passions included spending time with his family and friends and travel.

Please celebrate his memory with thoughtful acts of kindness and generosity. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis. ccstl.org.

SERVICES: Friends and family may gather from 1pm until 3pm on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel 9450 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO

Per St. Louis County Social Distancing mandate, seating capacity is limited to 50 for the Memorial Service at 3pm following Visitation.

Per St. Louis County mandate and funeral home policy, no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home and masks must be worn.

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence (Janet) Osalkowski, Father
  • Julie (Wendell) (nee Sumi Kim) Hensley, Mother
  • James (Lilibeth) Osalkowski, Brother
  • Ethan Osalkowski, Nephew

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Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

Memories

Dennis Edward Osalkowski

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Donna Maniscalco

May 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Dennis’ family. Dennis was one of the most loving, caring and thoughtful people I have ever known. I’m very happy and grateful that I got to know him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this sad time.

Rochelle Brown

May 29, 2020

I started work at US Bank in 2008 Dennis was my 1st Supervisor and a Wonderful Boss. Very easy to talk to about anything. Dennis would walk soo fast. I was a smoker those days we would always run into each other in the smoking area. Mann he would make you laugh. Dennis will Truly be Missed. Praying for the Family. Sending My Condolences

David Call

May 28, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss... may God comfort you all during this most difficult time and may He rest Dennis in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you... Dave & Abby

Jonathan Buzzard

May 28, 2020

Reading a bunch of the memories from Dennis' friends, family and colleagues, their words echoes much of what I remember of him from my childhood. While I regret that life got in the way of keeping in touch with one another, I do remember looking up to my cousins Dennis and Jimmy. One of my favorite memories was playing with them chasing each other around their place with toy noise maker rifles, throwing paper planes with fire crackers taped to them off of their balcony scaring the birds and learning to play games with marbles. I still remember breaking and losing so many marbles (sorry Dennis). Thank you for being someone I could look up to during my childhood and obviously someone so many others could look up to through adulthood. You will be missed Dennis.

Teresa Zoroufchi

May 27, 2020

Dennis was my first friend in college.Our pledge classes partnered freshman year to do a lip sync contest.From that moment on we were best buddies which carried us through for 20 years. Dennis was funny (always “clowning”), caring, sensitive,supportive,a great listener, a good teacher,a chef (his best meals consisted of using random old food from the fridge that he seriously turned into good food),a Dj, and to top it off an awesome dancer.He was fast on his feet and slipped through crowds with ease(like a gazelle as he would say)He loved to over moisturize his skin and constantly apply his chapstick that he never liked to share(it became a joke).He befriended everyone from the man who helped him park his car to the guy who gave him a paper towel in the restroom.Everyone knew Dennis. He had sayings like,“Not tonight guy!”and “Everything’s going to be aaalllllrrrriiiiiiiiight.” Words can't capture his energy and charisma.
One memory I love was in college.I was a procrastinator and had a semester's worth of journal entries due.I sat at my word processor the night before crying and Dennis knew what kind of a pickle I was in.I eventually just passed out. Something woke me at 4 am and there was Dennis typing away. He had finished my entries(he never did require much sleep..only spurts).He saved me that night and continued for years.
In a period of turmoil in my life Dennis single-handedly pulled me through.He was why I overcame tremendous panic and anxiety. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
He texted me in January. We spoke on his birthday in February and I had asked him to come visit.I was hoping to reconnect with my dear friend since we had sadly lost touch.
A piece of me will always be missing.His spirit now is teaching me to never give up on anyone I love and to always have fun. Dennis always had fun.I will always picture him in his car(Altima) windows rolled down a smile on his face listening to music as loud as possible. I will miss you so very much

Nicola Dodson

May 27, 2020

Wishing the family of Dennis Osalkowski peace and comfort through this devastating time. Let the wonderful times you’ve shared with Dennis paint beautiful memories in your heart.

This month 11 years ago Dennis had just become my first supervisor when I took a full time position at US Bank. I remember my part time supervisor at the time Don telling me, “Nicola, Dennis is a great guy and a good supervisor you will really love working for him.”I was a little skeptical on what Don stated because I didn’t know many people in the company at the time but Don’s description of Dennis turned out to be correct. Dennis was such a cool, sweet, & genuine guy. He brought humor to my day every time I saw him flying down the halls in the office, he was such a fast walker lol. Dennis you will truly be missed.

Karin Foss

May 27, 2020

We will be forever grateful to have known Dennis....a Poem that seems so fitting for him came to mind...
LIFE WELL LIVED
A life well lived is a precious gift,
of hope and strength and grace,
from someone that has made our world a brighter, better place.
Its filled with moments, sweet and sad,
with smiles and sometimes tears.
With friendships formed and good times shared and laughter thru the years.
A life well lived is a legacy,
of joy and pride and pleasure...
a living lasting memory
our grateful hearts will treasure.

Thank you Dennis, you taught us all to be better people....
forever missed,
Ted,Karin, Alex and family, Mark and family

Dena Heavin

May 26, 2020

I can not express how sad I am to hear this news and for his family. I started working with Dennis 16yrs ago. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and I am so glad I was able to know him. I will miss him and hearing "Hey DH, what's going on".

Troy Surprise

May 24, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear of Dennis’ passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with Dennis in LaVista. He encouraged me to take tennis lessons with him and Jimmy. We also shared many great experiences in our many years of playing soccer together. Dennis could always be counted on to challenge you and provide positive comments to help you succeed. I wish we would not have lost touch, but am glad that I had the opportunity to be friends with him. He will always be remembered for the positive impact he had on my life. I will keep his family in my prayers.

Thomas Lopez

May 23, 2020

I am truly saddened to hear of Dennis' passing. I have endless fond memories of childhood years spent playing soccer and NES, listening to music, going to waterslides and navigating the minefields of primary, middle, and high schools with Dennis and James. Dennis was a good friend and a great person. I'm sorry for his family and friends to lose him so young. Dennis leaves an indelible mark on so many, and all our lives are richer for these shared experiences. I'll always be grateful for those memories. I wish you, his closest friends and family, peace and my condolences.

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