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1944 Dennis 2021

Dennis C. Pankonin

March 12, 1944 — February 3, 2021


Dennis C. Pankonin, 76, of Ogallala, passed away on February 3rd, 2021 at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

Dennis was born March 12, 1944 to Alfred and Leora Pankonin at Ogallala NE. He graduated from Grant High School in 1962. Dennis married Sharyl in 1976, and they resided in rural Grant until 2016, then moved to Ogallala. 

Dennis is survived by his wife, Sharyl Pankonin; sister, Donna Kucera; former spouse, Nancy and Husband Jim Palmer of Brighton, Co; children, Deb Arric (her husband Rick Arric), Kerrie Conway (her husband Kelley Conway), Amy Pankonin; foster son, Dan VanCura (his wife Louanne VanCura); 9 grandkids; and his dog, Rambo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Leora Pankonin;  Linda Ballentine; and brother-in-law, Don Kucera.

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Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Ogallala Cemetery with Pastor Curtis Tschetter officiating.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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