Dennis Heusi

Dennis Wayne Heusi

Saturday, June 25th, 1949 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Dennis Wayne Heusi, 70 years old, of Effingham, KS died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home with Janice by his side following a battle with lung disease and cancer.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison with Mark Armstrong officiating. The body has been cremated and burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to Muscotah Cancer Group, the American Lung Association or the Friends of Hospice, Holton, KS and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Dennis was born on June 25, 1949 in Horton, Kansas the son of Alfred Wayne and Mildred Rose (Moore) Heusi. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1967 and attended Highland Community College for two years. Dennis served in the Kansas Army National Guard from March, 1970 to March 1976. He was married to Janice Ann Gilliland on Nov. 27, 1971. He worked at the former Rockwell International, Atchison as a machinist and patternmaker. They moved to Creston, Iowa in Oct. 1978 and he worked as a patternmaker for the Fansteel/Wellman Dynamics Corp. They returned to Effingham in Sept. 1993 and he worked for Atchison Pattern Works. Dennis and Janice owned and operated DJ’s Food and Fuel, Effingham from 2001 – 2014. While in Iowa Dennis was active in the Lions Club and served on the City Council. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to oldies music, dancing, hunting and fishing, camping, boating, trapping and just being outside. He was active with his son’s sports including coaching little league baseball, teaching everyone how to water ski, and going to wrestling matches.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Heusi, of the home in Effingham, KS, two sons: Kylee Wayne (Sadie) Heusi, Liberty, MO, and Thayne Michael (Michelle) Heusi, Topeka, KS, four grandchildren; Casey, Cash, Charlotte, and Calvin, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt. His parents preceded him in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 10:30am
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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    Rev. Mark Armstrong
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    1st & Howard St
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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    At a later date.


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Tom Baird

Posted at 05:37pm
Janice and family, So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. I think about all the good times we had as neighbors in Afton in the early eighties. You guys were always a lot of fun. Bless you all! Tom Baird

Jan Luehrs

Posted at 05:01am
Dear Janice & Family, So many memories of growing up with the Heusi family. Dennis was a best friend from the time we were both so small. Riding our horses & sharing youth’s silly adventures can’t help but create a smile. My deepest sympathies at your loss. Hang on to all the good times together.
Most Sincerely, Jan Dean Luehrs

Lisa Shaw

Posted at 02:19pm
Dear Janice, Kylee, Thayne and Families. We are saddened to hear the news about Dennis. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Big hugs to all of you. God Bless. Lisa and John Shaw. Creston, Iowa.

Trevor, Trina Paulus

Posted at 08:55pm
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Nan & Doug

Posted at 07:13am
You will always be with us in our hearts
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