Dennis Wernsing

Dennis Wernsing, 83, of LaGrange Park, died on May 19, 2018. 

Born on Feb. 19, 1935, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and later worked as a custodial engineer at a school. 

Mr. Wernsing was the husband of Barbara C. Wernsing (nee Erickson); the father of Kristine (Michael) Ryan, Dale R. (Mary) Wernsing and Tara Wernsing; the stepfather of Carlina (Tim) Oswald and Bill (fiancé Jenn) Hurst; the grandfather of Jeffrey (Megan) Ryan, Mitchel Ryan, Sheyanne Ryan, Marisa Wernsing, Anthony Wernsing, Isabella Wernsing, Robert Jewell, Jeremy (Brittany) Jewell, Candace Jewell and Liam Hurst; the great-grandfather of Riley Ryan, Adeline Ryan, Mia Jewell, Adriana Jewell, Jeramyah Miller, Brando Podgorski and Zion Jewell; the brother of David Wernsing; and the uncle of Jennifer Wernsing. 

Visitation is on Wednesday, May 23, from 3 p.m. until time of service, 8 p.m., at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield. Interment is private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.