Dennis Fendrich, 76, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away peacefully with family by his side after a long battle with cancer, on December 13, 2021, from his home in Greeley. In Dennis’ own words, "He’s gone!”
Dennis was born in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond & Evelyn (Hadac) Fendrich on April 5, 1945. On September 9, 1995 in Loveland, Colorado, Dennis married the love of his life, Cheryl (Miller) Fendrich. Married for 27 years.
After high school, Dennis went into the Army and served honorably in Vietnam. After he came home, he worked for Campbells Soup as a pipe fitter. He then met Ann and they married, having 3 wonderful daughters: Crystal, Raqual, and Shelah. Dennis & Ann later divorced, and Dennis moved to several different states. Dennis finally settled down in Seattle, Washington where he remarried and worked for the Hilton Hotel as a maintenance man. Dennis and his wife later divorced and Dennis moved to Estes Park, Colorado and worked as a bartender for a short time, before moving to Loveland, Colorado to start a career in Construction, building houses.
At this time, he met his current wife, Cheryl. Cheryl & Dennis dated for a year before Dennis came to work with Cheryl at ‘Nick’s Garage Door Service’, which they both did for 22 years, until Dennis’ health began to decline.
Dennis loved his family, riding motorcycles, fishing, & camping.
Dennis is survived by his wife; daughters, Crystal (Stanko) Grgec, Raqual (J.R.) Ballard, and Brandy (Steve) Bidwell; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Noel Fendrich; brother-in-law, Steve (Jane) Miller; best friend, Larry O’Toole; and a large loving extended family.
He was preceded in death by 3 children, Shelah Russell; his parents; and sisters, Donna Gallas and Cindy Straushiem; and his Father & Mother-In-Law.
A Military Service & Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.