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Gay N. Denner

January 31, 1950 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 69)


McFARLAND/BOSCOBEL – Gay N. Denner, age 69, reunited with his parents on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  Gay was born on January 31, 1950 in Middleton, WI to Norman and Marion (Westphal) Denner.  He grew up in rural Verona, graduating from Verona High.  Gay enlisted in the US Army after high school.  During his younger years he was involved in the family welding business and ultimately took an apprenticeship as an ironworker with the Ironworkers’ Local 383 out of Madison, WI.  Gay was a lifetime member of the Oakridge Rifle Club in Verona.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and loved to tinker and repair whatever he could get his hands on.  Gay will always be remembered for his jokes and how he loved his family.

Gay is survived by his children, Andrew (Jennifer) of Boscobel, Katherine (Ryan) Stringfield of Randolph, and Emily Swenson (Chris Olson) of Rewey; grandchildren, Andrea (Tyson), Nathan, Travis, Ashlan, Josie, Brody, Brock, Zoe, and Ty; siblings, Gwen (Harlan) Olson, Greg (Pam), and Gene; and his significant other, Christine Kalinowski.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Griffin Swenson.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11AM until 1PM on Monday, November 25, 2019 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona.  A private burial with Full Military Honors will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Verona Chapel

220 Enterprise Drive


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Celebration of Life
November 25, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home – Verona Chapel
220 S. Enterprise Drive
Verona, WI 53593

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