Dennis Allen Kazmer


November 5, 1948 - April 8, 2021

Dennis Allen Kazmer, 72, of Oral, S.D., passed away April 8, 2021, at Monument  Health Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Dennis was born November 5, 1948 in the Sister’s Hospital in Hot Springs to Wayne and Kathryne “Kate” (Renz) Kazmer. He grew up and lived in Oral his whole life. 

Dennis went to elementary and middle school in Oral. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1968. The fall of 1968, he attended Black Hills Area Vocational School for auto mechanics and joined the National Guard for 6 years.

Dennis married Linda Gilles of Hot Springs on August 31, 1974. They made their home on the farm that his Dad had.  They lived there from 1974 to 2000. They sold the farm and moved 3 miles East of Oral from 2000 to his death.

He worked for Birdsall Sand Company as a Plant Operator, Pete Liens & Sons and S.D. Department of Transportation.  He retired in April 2013.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Linda of Oral; daughter, Beth (Scott) Lyon of Rapid City; son, Allen Kazmer (Leslee Colgan) of Rapid City, and two grandchildren, Zoey and Zane Lyon of Rapid City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepdad (Harry McClung).

Per Dennis’s request, grave side services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Oral Cemetery.  Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held after his grave side service, at the old Oral School.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dennis’s name or condolences may be sent to 14194 Oral Road, Oral, S.D. 57766.

Fall River County Herald Star

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