In Memory

Dennis Persicke (A-Mechanic -Days) - Class of 2010

Dennis Persicke

August 1950-July 2010

MISSOULA - Dennis Persicke died suddenly at his home of a brain aneurism on Friday, July 2, 2010.

Dennis was born in Whitefish to parents Don and Elsie Persicke.  He graduated from Whitefish High School and married his high school sweetheart, Sherry Klem, in November 1971.  Dennis and Sherry had two sons, Eric and Keith, and moved between the Whitefish area and Missoula before they settled in Missoula in 1984.  Dennis had a long career as an industrial electrician for numerous Montana plants, including most recently a decade-long employment with Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in Frenchtown.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Don Persicke.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Sherry Persicke of Missoula; mother, Elsie Persicke of Whitefish; sons, Eric of Missoula and Keith and daughter-in-law Ellyn and grandchildren Jasmyn and Jillian of Spokane, Wash.; brothers, Reggie Persicke of Seeley Lake and Don Persicke of Missoula; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Duaine Rieker of Hayden Lake, Idaho; and his caring father- and mother-in-law, Lee and Shirley Klem of Missoula.

Dennis had a passion for Montana, whether it was camping with his wife, cheering on his beloved Grizzlies or taking an afternoon drive on Montana roads less traveled.  He and Sherry loved to travel and would visit new locations whenever possible.  Dennis was a wonderful grandfather and would drop any project for a visit with his granddaughters.  Dennis will be remembered as a hard working husband, father, grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend who always had time to share a story and a laugh.

Pease join the family in celebrating Dennis' life, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at 13654 Bunchgrass Lane, Missoula.  Please contact Keith Persicke at (406) 240-1313 or for directions or additional information.