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Dennis Furman

August 18, 1950 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Dennis Furman Obituary

Memorial services for Dennis Furman, 73, of Groton will be on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel.  Shane Alberts will officiate.  Military honors will be provided by Groton American Legion Post #39. Inurnment will follow in the spring at Union Cemetery, Groton.

Dennis passed away February 2, 2024 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD.

Dennis Harvey was born on August 18 1950 in Britton, SD to John and Esther (Smith) Furman.  He attended school in Kidder, SD and graduated in 1969. Dennis was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1970 where he served in Korea on the DMZ for two years.  Upon returning home, he worked in the Kidder, Britton and Amherst areas, then enrolled in Lake Area Vo-Tech where he earned a degree in Agri-Business.  He continued in this line of work until his retirement in 2012. During his working years, he was a member of the SD National Guard for 34 years serving with the 740th Transportation Co. and had two tours in Iraq 1990 and 2003.

On December 2, 1972 he married the love of his life Marilee Severance in Zell, SD and were married for 51 years. Together they were blessed with four children, making their home in Groton SD.

Dennis was a member of the Groton Fire Dept, Groton City Council, and Lions Club.

He enjoyed spending quality time with his family camping, fishing, vacationing and farm work.

If any advice was ever needed on most any subject, Dennis was the go-to man. He always had a way with stories and had a lesson planted in everything he shared.

Celebrating his life is his wife Marilee of Groton, his sons Jamie (Heidi) Furman of Aberdeen, SD, Nathan Furman of Groton, grandchildren Haile (Jeremy) Grabowska, Corbin, Isaac, Grayson, Shealee, Sophia and Saylor; his sister Carolyn (Jim) Robbins of Milton, KS; brothers Roger (Lavonne) Furman of Britton, SD, Mick (Jeanne) of Britton; brothers-in-law Jim Robbins, Milton, KS, Rob (Laura) Severance of Gillette, WY, sisters-in-law, Karman Furman Ellendale, ND, Caroline Furman, Britton, SD, Susan Furman, Milbank, SD and Cheri Severance, Aberdeen SD and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two daughters, Jennifer Furman and Jessica Furman, sister Joy Lynn, brothers Keith, Skip, David and Russell.

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