Denny Siemers


On March 5, 2023, Dennis Clarence Siemers passed from this world. His energy & passion seemed boundless. Denny lead or participated in several organizations that promoted family & civil rights, affordable housing, community outreach, & promoting credit unions.

An extrovert driven toward entrepreneurship & service, he was born Feb 27,1953 in Crosby, MN in a snowstorm to (alleged bootleggers turned) family resort owners, who lost & rebuilt everything twice, while facing several family tragedies.

A loving father, he was Sailor of The Year (on more than once occasion in the US Navy. He lived in the Twin Cities through the โ€˜80s & โ€˜90s. His last 20+ years spent burning the midnight oil as the CEO of Town & Country Credit Union in Harlan, IA. He earned the name โ€œMr. Christmasโ€ for his jubilant laugh and by creating dazzling community light displays. Many recount the meaningful ways his private generosity touched their lives.

He was preceded in death by parents Kenneth & Hazel Siemers, sister Tammy, brothers David Barthelemy & Richard (Jerry) Siemers. Survived by son Ryan (Megan) Siemers, grandchildren Nora & Connor, former wife Nancy Siemers & siblings, Nancy Kokesh, Linda McGillis, Glenda (Mike) Murphy, Doug Siemers, Patti (Rick) Baillif, & Sharon (Daryl) Hanson, & dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, & hundreds of close friends.

A celebration of life will be on May 26 for MN family & friends in Milaca at Gorecki Community Center (in Recreation Park) at 10AM. Picnic style food & festivities to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please share a new story about your life with a loved one. Then make a donation to Shelby County Community Outreach.

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