Obit: Fuchs, Dennis John (1952 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Albrecht, Biermann, Brandner, Close, Fuchs, Gee, Haider, Luethi, Patrick, Peche, Peterson, Rozeski, Stefancin, Yanko

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 12/28/2015

Fuchs, Dennis “Foxy” John (7 DEC 1952 - 25 DEC 2015)

Dennis “Foxy” John Fuchs, 63, after a courageous fight, passed away at his home, Friday December 25, 2015, surrounded by his wife Jill and loving family, and under the care of Hope Hospice.

Dennis was born December 7, 1952 to Francis and Bonita (Brandner) Fuchs in Marshfield, WI.

He attended Greenwood School, Rib Lake Jr. High School, and graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1971. He married Sue (Yanko) Peterson in 1976 and had three children together, Abigail, Nicholas and Ann. They divorced in 1985.

On December 12, 1987, Dennis married Jill (Haider) and together they raised two son, Jake and Andy.

Throughout his life, Dennis worked many different jobs including milking cows, construction work, logging, factory work and sales. He worked for local companies such as Weathershield, Zeneth Tech, Droval and Smola Logging, and Home Supply Co-Op. He farmed with his father, Francis and brother Richard until a fire destroyed the family farm.

Dennis bought the Cat Tail Tap in 1981, left in 1993 and repurchased it in 2006. He owned and operated Foxys Cattail Tap for many years until illness forced him to sell the business.

Dennis served his community by being Greenwood Town Chairman, Rib Lake School Board, and Taylor County Board Member for many years. He also belonged to the Taylor County Tavern League, Rib Lake Jaycees, Lions Club and Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club.
He was of the Catholic Faith, and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Dennis was the Team Manager for Rib Lake Dairyland and was the umpire at many baseball games. He liked to spend time with grandchildren and always looks forward to seeing them with their parents. He also enjoyed hunting, improving his property by planting trees and building roads, reading and socializing with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Jill and five children: Abigail (Paul) Rozeski of Madison, Nicholas (Emily) Fuchs of New Richmond, Ann Fuchs of Lake Mills, Jake Fuchs and Andy Fuchs, both of Medford. Grandchildren: Lily, Claire, Mara, Simon and Daniel Rozeski, and Cara and Christian Fuchs.

He is further survived by his mother Bonita Fuchs, of Medford, sisters: Beverly (Michael) Patrick of Rib Lake, Barbara (Myron) Peche of Medford, Cindy (Terry) Albrecht of Pueblo, Colorado, Nancy (Douglas) Gee of Iowa, and Peggy Close of Rib Lake. Brothers: Richard (Donna) Fuchs of Medford, Bruce Fuchs of Medford and Mark Fuchs of Madison. Father in Law: Verlyn (Eileen Biermann) of Rib Lake. Sister in law: Pam (Craig) Luethi of Bloomer, and Brother in law: Steve (Sara) Haider of Stanley, and many other family members and friends.

Services for Dennis will held at 11 AM Saturday January 2, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Deacon Joe Stefancin will officiate. Cremainal Inurnment will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Greenwood.

Visitation will be held Friday January 1, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and also Saturday January 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Dennis “Foxy” Fuchs may be made to his family, for designation at a later date.

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