Obituary: Dennis Mack

by Jim Dittmann
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Dennis Mack, age 75 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Dennis was born on December 27, 1938, the son of Maurice and Elsie (Burchardt) Mack. He was united in marriage to Jeannine Tansley on November 26, 1960 at St. Michael’s Church in Wheaton, IL. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and worked as a prison guard at the Fox Lake Correctional Institute. Dennis was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, formerly St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus.

Dennis enjoyed coaching youth baseball, as well as bowling, hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. He loved spending summer vacations at his camper in Mercer, WI. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in Grandpa’s heart.

Dennis is  survived by his wife of 53 years, Jeannine of Beaver Dam; his children, Dan “Moose” (Laurie) Mack of Beaver Dam, Janice (Jim “Peach”) Kulka of Beaver Dam, Doug (Ronda) Mack of Borth, WI, Jenny (Derek) Pufahl of Beaver Dam and David (Christine) Mack of Oshkosh; his grandchildren, Krystal (Jerry), Kaitlyn, Kelli, Ben, Nate, Amanda, Josh, Dillon, Mackenzie, Brandon and Abby; his great-grandchildren, Kashton, Mason and Addison; his siblings, Morry (Laura) Mack of Beaver Dam, Gary Mack of Algoma and Karen (Rob) Harmsen-Ruiz of Huntsville, AL; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Tansley of Wheaton, IL; his brother-in-law, Bill; his sisters-in-law, Fran and Shirley; and his dog, Cuddles. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jim Mack; his father-in-law, Charles Tansley and other relatives.

Visitation for Dennis will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam. Visitation will also be held on Monday prior to the service at church, beginning at noon.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, S. Spring St., Beaver Dam with Father Mike Erwin as celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Town of Beaver Dam, with graveside military honors provided by John E. Miller American Legion Post 146.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at 

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