Dennis R. Buhr

Dennis R. Buhr, 76, of Tripoli, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Unity Point/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Public visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli where friends may greet the family. Private family burial will be held at Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Tripoli. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

Dennis Ray, son of Reinhard and Mildred (Timm) Buhr was born August 2, 1941, at the Sumner Hospital. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek, rural Sumner. Dennis received his education in the Sumner Schools and graduated from Sumner High School. He would continue his education at a Technical Institution where he studied mechanics. On November 12, 1961, he was united in marriage with Jeannine Cole at the First Congregational Church in Tripoli. Dennis worked at Chamberlain’s for over twenty five years and then worked at Sara Lee for six years. He was a long time member of the Sportsman Club. Dennis enjoyed puzzles, bowling (where he was active in a league for many years), being outdoors, whether it be fishing, gardening, or mushroom hunting.

Dennis is survived by a daughter, Pam (Kevin) Schwartz of Two Rivers, Wisconsin; a son, Rich (Carol) Buhr of New Hampton; seven grandchildren, Josh (Jessica) Frahm of Iowa City, Brock (Jaime) Frahm of New Hampton, Jessie (Eric) Reindl of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jordan Schwartz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dane Frahm of Charles City, and Mercedes and Dakota Bobst of Tripoli; four great grandchildren, Hayden Frahm, Jake and Jarett Frahm, and Kai Reindl; one sister, Julianne Zander of Fairbank; one brother-in-law, Jim (Carole) Cole of Tripoli; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannine, in 2013; daughter, Penney in 2003; and brother, Lowell.


david and jolyn schwarze on June 7, 2018 at 4:36 PM said:

sorry to hear about dennis was out of town had good time sharing fish and mushroom stories with him.
Jana Bauer on June 3, 2018 at 7:04 PM said:

Pam and Richard, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I will always remember being neighbors, just across the alley, to your family. My sympathies to the family.
Jeanne Roder on June 3, 2018 at 11:24 AM said:

May the memories of Dennis help you cope with your loss. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. David and Jeanne Roder
Dallas Bergmann on June 3, 2018 at 6:33 AM said:

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Linda McDaniel on June 2, 2018 at 2:54 PM said:

Pam and Richard, so sorry for your loss of your father. It's been years since I worked with your mother and you (Pam) at the Bakery, I would have loved to see Pam while she was back. We had some good times there. Also Julianne sorry for the loss of your brother. Sorry I can't make it to the visitation, I have other commitments on Sunday. Prayers and Hugs to all of you during this difficult time. XOXO
Marv & Marlys Timm on June 2, 2018 at 2:53 PM said:

Our sympathy to Dennis's family on his passing. So glad we got to visit with him and Aunt Mildred too several yrs ago.
RIP cousin .
Elaine Schwerin Willers on June 2, 2018 at 12:07 PM said:

Wow, sorry to read this. But my brother Arlen Schwerin used to play accordion together w him, so now they can play music together again in heaven!!
Judy and Jim Schwartz on June 2, 2018 at 11:38 AM said:

Sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of you and your family Pam.
Brenda Buenzow & family on June 1, 2018 at 8:39 PM said:

Sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. Prayers to the family.

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