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Dennis L. Wasicek

April 16, 1944 May 1, 2019
Dennis L. Wasicek
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Obituary for Dennis L. Wasicek

Dennis L. Wasicek, 75, of Mason City, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at MercyOne Hospice North Iowa Inpatient Unit. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Epiphany Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Neil Manternach officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Bohemian Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 PM Monday May 6, 2019 with a vigil service at 7 at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Dennis was born on April 16, 1944 to Fred and Laurine (Barney) Wasicek in Mason City, Iowa. He was the oldest child of three and grew up in the Highland area of the city. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1962.

He worked for Mason City Glass and White Tractor prior to joining the Mason City Police Department in 1971 where he served as patrol officer and Sgt. of Records. He retired in 1991 due to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

He married Margery Ramker on February 3, 1968. Later, David and Christine joined the family unit. The family was struck with tragedy on July 10, 1985 when “Dave” was taken from the family as a result of a bike accident. Dennis was the “rock” for “his girls”. The family enjoyed annual vacations fishing in Northern Minnesota.

During his life time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cars, motorcycles, golf, playing cards, and watching sports. He never outgrew being a “hustler”. He enjoyed beating the odds at card table in his later years.

Throughout his life, he was his own person. There was only one “Wass”. His spoken name either aroused a shake of the head or a big smile.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Margery (Ramker) Wasicek; a daughter, Christine Wasicek; two grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley of Cedar Falls; and a brother, Damon (Jeanette) Wasicek.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Laurine (Barney) Wasicek; son, David Wasicek; and brother, Donald Wasicek.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

6

May

5:00 PM 5/6/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Major Erickson Funeral Home

111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401

Major Erickson Funeral Home
111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Mason City 50401 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

7

May

10:30 AM 5/7/2019 10:30:00 AM
Epiphany Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church

302 5th St. S.E.
Mason City, IA 50401

Epiphany Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church
302 5th St. S.E. Mason City 50401 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Plymouth Bohemian Cemetery Final Resting Place

Plymouth, IA

Plymouth IA
United States
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