Dennis W. Edwardsen

Dennis W. Edwardsen

  • Funeral Date: 9/06/16
  • Funeral Time: 11 AM
  • Date of Birth: 5/31/46
  • Date of Death: 8/31/16
  • Funeral Location: Rosemount United Methodist Church

Dennis Wayne Edwardsen was born May 31, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Harold Hosford and Delores Matson. He graduated from Northfield High School class of 1964. He then served for a short while in the United States Marines. After his service he married Judith Sevcik in July of 1967 and from this union the couple had a daughter Jackie and a son Jared. They lived in Rochester for a short time then moved back to Northfield. He was employed by Brockway Glass until 1984. Dennis then began working for Kemps Foods until his retirement in 2011. Dennis married Judith Hanke on January 27, 1981 from this union had daughter Amanda. The couple lived in Farmington until his passing.

Dennis and Judy enjoyed traveling and wintering in Conroe, TX. The couple made many side trips along the way visiting destinations like Colorado, Utah and Cape Cod to list a few. Dennis was a passionate Vikings fan. If the Vikings were losing at halftime, Dennis would change shirts to somehow inspire the Vikings to victory. He was also a huge Twins, Wild and all MN sports teams. When there wasn’t a sports game on TV he could be seen watching old western movies or shows. In his spare time, Dennis enjoyed golfing, fishing and going to Treasure Island to play BINGO. Dennis also enjoyed spending time with his very large family. From sibling dinners, family reunion weekends and holidays, Dennis always had a good time with his family. He loved spending time with all of his grandkids, when they were around Dennis his face would light up.

Dennis passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at his home. He is survived by his wife Judy of Farmington, daughters, Jackie Cheney (and Ken Lynch) of Northfield, Amanda (and Kevin) Chaves of Hugo, Jenny McCann of Conroe, TX, sons, Jared (and Melanie) Edwardsen of Northfield, Scott Edwardsen of Golden Valley, Joe (and Diana) McCann of Rochester, nine grandchildren and one great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Linda (and Richard) Kleeberger of Northfield, Nancy (and LeRoy) Gatton of Dundas, Susan (and Gary) Chester of Northfield, Lorie (and Steve) Estrem of Nerstrand, LeAnn (and Jim) Schneider of Fairbault, Joanne (and Arvid) Larson of Dennison, Vicki (and Jeff) Peter of Cannon Falls, Jennie Edwardsen of Northfield, Julie (and Steve) Rockers of Northfield, June Edwardsen of Northfield, Tami (and Jeff Montayne) Edwardsen of Faribault, Becky (and John) Sheridan of Jersey City, NJ, Peter (and Judy Nelson) Edwardsen of Dundas, Larry (and JoAnn) Edwardsen of Northfield, Todd Edwardsen of Northfield, Becky Berrigan of Johnston, RI, Holly Davis of WVC, UT, Nadia Migancca of Kingstown, RI, Allen Hosford of New Bedford, MA, Dean (and Pricilla) Hosford of Brewster, MA, Gretchen (and Bob) Bondi of Eastham, MA, Arlene (and Mike) Bowles of Warwick, RI, Brenda (and Giusti) Acvcone of Cranston, RI along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was proceded in death by his mother Delores Edwardsen, his father Harold Hosford, his stepfather Peter Edwardsen, brother Harold Hosford, and his grandmother Clara Matson who helped raised him.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 beginning at 11 am at Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W. Rosemount, MN with the Pastor Karen Bruins officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, September 5 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield and also one hour prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association in loving memory of Dennis.

Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home.

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