With his family by his side, Dennis T. Kroes, age 57, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Dennis was born in Racine on December 30, 1956, son of Theodore and Mary (Nee: Vaculik) Kroes.
Dennis owned and operated Grove Die Casting for the past twenty-three years. He was a lifelong member of St. Rita Catholic Church. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and also had a passion: cooking for his family. He was loving and devoted to his family and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Donna; his children, Kimberly (Vincent) Krezinski, Kristin (Geoffrey) LaCanne, Dakota “Kody” Kroes; his grandchildren, Dodge and Kylie Krezinski, Dominic and Alyssa LaCanne; his father, Theodore “Ted” Kroes; sisters, Margaret (David) Voss, Joyce Kroes (Katherine Pentilla); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane (Jack) Skok, David Hess, Debra (Mark) Jossart, Daryl (Pam) Hess, Daniel Hess, Douglas (Lori) Hess; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Hess; his beloved dog, “Sammie”; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; sister, Carol; and father-in-law, Jerome Hess.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be held at Holy Family Cemetery. Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, 16655 West Bluemound Road, Ste 240, Brookfield, WI 53005 have been suggested.
A very special thank you to the ICU staff at Wheaton Franciscan for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888