Dennis Gilgenbach, 68

Published 6:33 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dennis Gilgenbach, 68, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals, Saint Marys Campus.

Dennis Gilgenbach, 68

Denny was born March 18, 1950, in Austin, Minnesota, to Wilfred and Laura Gilgenbach. He graduated from Pacelli High School in 1968. He attended Austin Community College and Mankato State. Denny worked at the Post Bulletin and most recently Davies Printing, retiring from the “work life” in July 2017.

Denny will be greatly missed by his partner, Donna; his children, Cameron (Randy), Ryan (Sarah) and their children Sophia, Aidan and Nia; his former wife, Brenda; and Donna’s children, Kristin Shanahan, Kyle (Ann) Shanahan, and their children, Jackson and Addie.

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He loved to share time with his family — pontoon rides, vacationing anywhere he could hear the gentle sound of water and feel the warmth of the sun on his face. He was very active participating in golfing, reading, writing, and umpiring softball games. He was a tried and true Viking fan. Skol!!

Denny’s parting words of wisdom he shared: “Life is a gift … Embrace every day.”

The funeral for Denny Gilgenbach was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Rochester Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Union Prairie Church Cemetery in rural Lanesboro.

Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at