I am heartbroken to announce the death of my father Dennis L. Watson. Born on April 10, 1955 in New Berlin. He was the son of the late Lloyd (Jen) and Erma Eggleton Watson. He passed away peacefully at the age of 67, surrounded by his loving family and friends in the comfort of his own home after losing his battle to cancer.
My father was an avid Bowler, he enjoyed being outdoors, especially when it came to hunting. He loved working on all kinds of vehicles and most of all he absolutly loved being home with his family. He was always cracking a joke. He had the most wonderful sense of humor where he made everyone around him smile.
My father graduated high school and then proudly served his country in the U. S. Marines for 5 years. He was president of 4-H Club, he was also a nuclear plant security guard. He was Superintendent of Mountain View Estates where he had the opportunity to work side by side with the love of his life, my mother, Susan Reynolds who he was with for 19 years. He also worked at Pawlikowski’s Sawmill where he retired shortly after to enjoy the rest of his life with his family.
Denny sadly leaves behind his one and only pride and joy Amanda Watson (daughter), his partner in crime Damien Watson (grandson) his sister Barbara Sastra (Mike), his beautiful niece Kelli Jean, many friends and also his amazing friend Dalton Harris. He was predeceased by his brother Douglas Watson.
As per my fathers requests there will not be any calling hours or funeral, but will be a celebration of Life which will be announced on a later date by the family. He will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.courtneyfh.com
Dennis Lee Watson
To all of you who knew this man knew, he wasn’t just my father. He was my best friend, my rock, my hero, the love of my life. A girl’s true love, my father was always there for me through thick and thin. He taught me right from wrong. He showed me how to be myself and not let others bring me down. He always knew how to make me smile every time I was down. There’s no one person whom he didn’t care about. I have to say my father is the best thing that ever happened to me and nothing will ever change that. He will always be the first man I loved, the first hand I held, and my one and only. I’ll forever be daddy’s little girl and his pride and joy.
I hope I am just as strong of a person that he truly was, to stand up for myself and not let anyone walk over me. He picked me up when I was down and loved me to no end. He will always be in my heart and we will never be apart. He is a match made in heaven an angel in disguise. He made me who I am today. I am truly going to miss him because of course he was my best friend. He left this world without telling my heart how to live without him. Even though I can’t see him I know that he is watching my every move because there’s holes in the floor of heaven.
Day after day I watched you suffer knowing it would end way too soon, I refused to leave your side because I was afraid of what might happen. Many times, the question would come to mind of why. Why would God take someone so special away from us. A grandfather who will never be forgotten, a friend who worked hard, a father who raised his pride and joy, his little princess, giving me and my family many memories to hold onto. I believe in my heart my father was taken to soon because God was short on angels. I know when God gives my father his wings he will guide and protect all those special people in his life. I will hold all the memories in my heart and pray every day as you watch knowing I’ll be missing you, and someday we will fly together again, for now it’s not goodbye but it’s so long until we meet again.
RIP My hero, my friend
A Memorial Tree was planted for Dennis
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home