Service


Date:

January 12, 2019

Start Time:

3:00 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Visitation


Date:

January 12, 2019

Start Time:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Dennis Otto Hoesing

Dennis Otto Hoesing, of Johnston, IA, passed away on Tuesday January 1st, 2019 at the age of 73.
Denny was born on October 25th, 1945 in Carroll, Iowa. He was the oldest of 3 kids, and attended Carroll Kuemper high school.
Denny served in the armed forces for over 24 years. He first served 4 years in the Air Force, before transitioning to the 132nd Tactical Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard, where he retired in 1996 as a Master Sergeant.
Married to Peggy Hoesing (Groves) for 35 years, together the couple had one daughter. They also had a stepson from Peggy’s previous marriage. Denny spent his career working as an engineer and technician for Qwest, until his retirement in 2008.
Denny was a selfless man, who did everything for his children and grandchildren. He loved his family. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids doing everything from teaching them how to ride a bike, how to drive a car, to helping them with projects around their homes. He could always be found on the sidelines of every athletic event, supporting his kids, and his grandkids.
Denny is survived by his wife, Peggy Hoesing; daughter, Andrea Haworth (Jesse); stepson, Eric Peterson (Jana); sister, Kathy Hutchinson; grandkids Kalen, Ella, and Charlie Haworth (Andrea/Jesse); grandkids Paige and Avery Peterson (Eric/Jana). He was preceded in death by his mother and father (Edgar and Hilda Hoesing); and brother, William (Bill) Hoesing.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Merle Hay Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., with a short Celebration of Life service at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made in Denny’s name to the Iowa Chapters of either the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.

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