Dennis J. Homme, 70, of Cameron, Wis., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Dennis was born March 26, 1948, in Rice Lake, Wis., the son of Norman and Margaret (Stauner) Homme.
Dennis grew up in Sand Creek, Wis., going to school and graduating from Chetek High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduation, where he specialized in pneudraulics and served in the Vietnam War. He worked a variety of jobs after the war, including welder, oil rig crewman, lumberjack, silo crewman and carpenter. He remained active in veterans groups, serving as the commander of Chetek VFW Post #10331. Dennis loved being around family and friends, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and taking care of his dogs.
Dennis leaves to celebrate his memory his wife, Kathleen Homme, of Cameron; children Dawn (Matthew) Paulus, of New Richmond, Wis., Darrin (Greta) Homme, of Plymouth, Minn., Deanna Homme (Cory Whidby), of New Richmond, Wis., Michael Homme, of Chetek, and Melissa Homme, of Barron, Wis.; his two fur babies, Kozmo and Jasper; grandchildren Riley, Baily, Cayden, Brynn, Reis, Preston, Vivian, Simon, Taylor, Asher, Kailyn, Peytyn, Mikayla, Dylan and Sierra; great-grandchildren Evelyn and Avery; siblings Gloria Bresina, of Altoona, Wis., Richard Homme, of Winter, Wis., Kenneth (Janet) Homme, of New Auburn, Wis., Joan (Gregory) Davis, of Chetek, Brian Homme, of Bloomington, Minn., Dean Homme, of Hammond, Wis., and Jeffrey (Terri) Homme, of Madison, Wis.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Margaret Homme; and his siblings, Diane Thurston, David Homme and Rodney Homme.
A memorial service for Dennis will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., at the Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Chetek. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. Military honors will be rendered by the Chetek VFW following the service at the funeral home.
Dennis will be laid to rest at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wis.
The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.