Dennis Lee Laubenstein was born on March 17, 1950 in Port Washington, WI to Elmer and Myrtle (Groth) Laubenstein. He was raised in the Newburg area and after high school lived for some time in the Random Lake vicinity. Dennis was employed as a custodian with the Random Lake School District for many years. He was united in marriage on April 21, 2001 to Janice C. Munkholm in Oshkosh. After marriage they moved north and settled in Bear Creek. The couple met back in 1995 at a Civil War Reenactment in Boscobel. Dennis and his Morgan Quarter Horse, Rocky, were part of the 1st Alabama Cavalry Unit when they swept Janice off her feet. He was always an outdoorsman and enjoyed prospecting for gold and he liked to discover all sorts of treasures with his metal detector. Dennis is a former member of the Greenbush Chapter – Gold Prospectors Association of America and was active as their Raffle Coordinator Chairman from 2004 – 2007. He is currently a member of the Wausau Chapter – GPAA and served as Vice President from 2007 – 2014. Dennis also loved sharing his interest of panning for gold with various youth groups.
Survivors include his dear wife, Janice, other family members and special friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, 299 S. Main St., Clintonville, with Hospice Chaplin Cliff Mast officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral Home. A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will also be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ALS Association, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or go to www.alsa.org to donate in Dennis’ honor. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, assisted the family. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com.
The family wishes to thank all the staff with Affinity Visiting Nurses and the Hospice programs of Neenah for the compassionate care given to Dennis.