Dennis James Wells

No services are planned at this time for Dennis James Wells, 59, Valley Falls.

He died February 20, 2021, at his home.

Dennis was born July 16, 1961, in Lawrence, the son of Vernon H. and Cleta A Statler Wells. Dennis was an Eagle Scout with Troop 60.  He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Lawrence.  Dennis was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union #441, as a Journeyman pipe fitter.

When he was not working Dennis enjoyed spending time in the Woods.  Dennis enjoyed cooking baking for those he loved and he was an avid sportsman.

He married Carolyn K. Dye on June 18, 1988 in Alam Colorado. She is the soul survivor of the home.

Other survivors include his mother Cleta Wells, sister Mary C. Hopkins (Don) niece Nora lives in North Pole, Alaska. Son Brandin M. Lightsey (Annabelle) grandkids Garrett, Dayanaira, Tristin, Skyla live in Hazen, North Dakota. Daughter Desaree J. Florea (Friedrich)  grandkids Dean, Lillie, Samuel live in Germany.

Memorial contributions can be made to Masonic-Eastern Star Home For Children 2415 N. Main St. Fremont, NE 68025.

Messages & Condolences

From Kevin Chaney...

So sorry to hear. I worked with Dennis and Vernon when they were working for my dad. Both great guys. Sending thoughts and prayers!

From Kyra Flummerfelt...

I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis & Vernon were really nice guys. I enjoyed working with them both all those years at Chaney Inc.

From Joe Marasco...

Dennis and Carolyn are my “southern” neighbors out in the country. For years I would wave to Dennis on my way to the hay field. Several years ago I saw him mowing his pasture riding his lawnmower as I was driving my tractor pulling a small brushog back to my house, so I turned into his place thinking I could finish the job in 75% less time. I convinced him to let me finish, after he said he enjoyed doing it,,,,he finally said ok and I started mowing and after a few minutes one side of my tractor’s brakes locked up, sending me crashing into his fence. Long story short, I loved the guy and would do anything to help him! My mother taught me that God “helps those who help themselves,” and to me that was Dennis. Rest in peace my friend!

From April Francis Dwyer...

This is from the entire Francis Family; April, Wendy, Jay and Jon.
I taught Dennis and Mary swimming at the Olympic Pool. Dennis and Jay were good friends. Jay remembers bike riding with back-packs to Douglas County State Lake and spending the night. So sorry to hear of his passing. Hugs and condolences to the family!

From Kristi Carroll-Berglund...

So many memories to cherish of a man who was so gentle and kind. I’m grateful for all the Alma Colorado days and many Clinton Lake camping trips that provide me memories to treasure always. Love to everyone mourning this loss.

From Desaree Florea...

He was a great man and I have many wonderful memories of him that will forever be cherished. His life lives on in each of us as we share and pass on the stories of him to future generations. Love you

From James Cottrell...

Sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. A great guy and union member

From Dan Pederson...

So sorry to hear about Dennis. Worked with him at Chaney Inc. Great man. Pain free now brother.

From Mel Copeland...

So sorry to hear of Dennis passing.

From Eldon and Charlene Statler...

Carolyn, so sad of Dennis passing. He will be greatly missed.

From Tracy Dethloff...

Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. Great guy, will always remember the good times at Barbs parties etc.

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