Obituary of Donald Dentel
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Donald Vernon Dentel, affectionately known as Deacon, danced his way into heaven on January 6, 2024. Born on March 20, 1936, in Tillamook, Oregon, Deacon was a vibrant spirit whose laughter, charm, and zest for life inspired all who knew him. Throughout his 87 years, he made his home in numerous places, from Oregon and Washington to Arizona, infusing each one with his warmth, wit, and boundless enthusiasm. Deacon built a successful career as a Sales Agent, working in the car and paper industries before retiring to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. But work was just one facet of his rich and varied life. In his free time, Deacon was a passionate tennis player, an avid reader, and a keen history buff. He loved traveling with friends and family, indulging in good food, and cheering on his beloved Bend Elks at baseball games. A dedicated member of several clubs and lodges, including Elks, Moose, Air Force, and The Jolly Boys, Deacon found joy in camaraderie and community. Deacon was a loving father to David Dentel, Deirdre Faver, and Melissa Magee. He is also survived by his brother William Dentel and sister-in-law Pat Dentel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Edith Dentel, his brothers Jerry and Robert, Aggie, Eric Dentel, and sister Betty Main. Deacon's spirit, humor, and love will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him. As we remember him, let us celebrate the joy he brought into our lives, the laughter he provoked, and the love he shared. Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. In memory of Deacon, donations can be made to VA School of blind in Tempe, Az and the Blinded Veterans Association. Please join the family for a Memorial Service honoring Donald Dentel at Elks Lodge of Sorrow located at 3532 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406. The service will be on February 10th at 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life is to follow afterwards. The family would appreciate your presence.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Dentel, please visit Tribute Store
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Elks Lodge of Sorrow
3532 McCulloch Blvd N
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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