Dennis I. Enestvedt, age 88, of Sacred Heart, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Opdal Lutheran Church south of Sacred Heart. The Rev. Jane Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday one hour (1:00) prior to the services at the church. A luncheon at the Sacred Heart Community Center will follow the services on Sunday. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Dennis I. Enestvedt was born on April 3, 1931, on the family farm in South Sacred Heart Township to Alfred and Edna (Samuelson) Enestvedt. He was baptized and confirmed at Opdal Lutheran Church south of Sacred Heart. He grew up on the family farm and attended Country School. Dennis served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until his discharge in 1955. He returned home to the family farm and he began farming with his brother Alan. Dennis devoted his life to caring for his parents, which he did for many years. Dennis loved life on the farm and spent much of his time working and tinkering in “The Shop”. In later years he continued to visit the farm check on what “the boys” were doing. For a number of years Dennis joined Alan and Verla in Texas, and enjoyed getting to know the people he met there. He was the family historian and enjoyed sharing family history. Throughout his life, Dennis treasured his time spent with family for holidays and special events.
Dennis is survived by his sister-in-law Verla Enestvedt of Sacred Heart; his nephews and nieces: Steve (and Rita Thomas) Enestvedt of Sacred Heart, Dean (and Deb) Enestvedt of Sacred Heart, Kathy (and Mike) Knutson of Florissant, MO, and Lynn Enestvedt of Granite Falls; and nine great nieces and nephews, and 12 great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Edna, and his brother Alan.
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