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Dennis D Longsdorf

Dennis D Longsdorf

Dennis D. Longsdorf, age 87 of Arkansaw, died Saturday, February 25, 2023 at his home in Arkansaw.

Denny was born on February 13, 1936 on the home farm in Columbia Heights. He was the son of Florian and Lila (Behnke) Longsdorf. Denny grew up in Arkansaw, attended Oak Center Country School and graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1954. After high school, Denny attended UW-Eau Claire for one year. He then took a job with Armour Meat Packing in South St. Paul where he worked for 24 years. Denny married Kayleen Wiesemann on October 13, 1956 in Porcupine. When Armour closed, Denny started his own business as a carpenter and worked until his retirement.

Denny was an avid outdoorsman, going fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and taking trips to Canada. He enjoyed reading and watching whatever sports were on TV. Most of all, Denny loved spending time with family and friends.

Denny is survived by his wife 66 years, Kay, children, Michael (Diane) of Arkansaw, Paula (Bill) Stewart of Baldwin and Richard (Terri) of Arkansaw, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, siblings, Connie (Graydon) Carlson, Richard (Mardi) and Cleo Pruitt, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Florian and Lila Longsdorf.

Private Family Services will be held.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. LaRae

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand as He mourns with you.

  2. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Cheryl (mc mahon) johnson

    So sorry for loss,prayers to family.

  4. Tali Schmitz

    Kay - so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He always had such a kind smile. Praying for you now and the days to come. Tali

  5. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Sympathy to the family.

  6. David & Dorothy Anibas

    Kay and Family , We are sending our sympathy and prayers. Dennis was a good friend and classmate. Dave and Dorothy Anibas

  7. Don and challis Eggert

    Lord's Blessings and Prayers for Kay and the Family

  8. Thom Rutherford

    Family: So sorry to hear of Dennis Passing!!! He was a long time good friend and neighbor and will be missed by MANY !! Our thoughts and prayers for you especially during this time! Rest in PEACE my friend!! Thom Rutherford and Family.

  9. Byron Radle

    Our deepest sympathies to your entire family

  10. Beth Raeder

    So very sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for your Loss, Dennis was a Great Man, God Bless You All ????❤️????

  12. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to Kay and family ????

  13. Randy and Audrey Richardson

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family

  14. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all.

  15. Doughty Dallas

    I’m the eldest son of Roy and Algie Doughty and I wish to extend my condolences to Dennis’ family and friends. I was nine years younger than Dennis so our paths rarely cross but our parents were neighbors.

  16. Julie (Gifford)Wagner

    So sorry for your loss. Denny was a good friend of my Dad’s. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that our Lord Jesus wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.

  17. Lisa Raeder Hamilton

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  18. Marcella Biles

    Sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Prayers to the family

  19. Joe and Jan Drier

    Kay and family, Sending Our Sympathy and Prayers to you all!!

  20. MaryM

    Kay and family, so sorry for your loss. May Denny rest in peace. You are in our prayers. Mary & Howard M

  21. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  22. June Anderson

    So very sorry for your family's loss..hugs. Denny was a smiling nice man!

  23. Kathleen Lieffring

    So sorry to hear this Kay & families! Denny was always so helpful when I needed something done to my home. He was an avid sportsman & family was so important to him. He will definitely be missed!

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