Dennis Lothert Sr.


Dennis LothertDennis Smith Lothert Sr. (Hey Man) Wambdi Isnana meaning Lone Eagle age 71 of Lower Sioux Community passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9 at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church in Lower Sioux Community.  Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday at the church hall and will continue until the service.  Interment will be in the St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis Smith Lothert Sr was born June 23, 1946 to Wilbur Larsen and Bethel (Smith) Lothert in Olivia, Minnesota.  He was raised by his step dad Sylvester Lothert.  Dennis attended school in Morton and graduated from Redwood Falls High School.    Following high school, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.  After a honorable discharge, he returned to a base in Florida where he met and married Sharon Arlene Maxwell.  They had two children Dorinda Dawn Lothert and Dennis Smith Lothert Jr. He attended school for Real Estate in Florida.  Dennis later started working in construction and helped work on Canterbury Downs.  In 1974 he moved back to Minnesota.  In the summer of 1991 he married Colleen Cavender at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church.  Dennis was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He enjoyed old cars and playing dice during coffee with his friends at Roosters Nest/ coffee shop.  Dennis loved to go fishing, especially on the trips to Canada with his brother Donnie.  He held the state record in South Dakota for the largest small mouth bass.  Dennis also enjoyed spending time with his fur babies Bugsy (BEMF) and Max.  He lived life to the fullest.

Dennis is survived by his children: Dorinda Lothert of Miami, Dennis Lothert Jr (Angela) of Redwood Falls, Laise Fox (Patrick Jordean) of Morton and Jesse (Melissa) Fox of Morton; grandchildren: Wynonah, Wastewe, Havanah, Skye, Omarion “Roscoe”, Dennis Smith Lothert III, Tamara Janine Marchetti, Terrance Porter, Shaya Porter and Mario Walden; great-grandchildren: Jeffrey Porter, Corey Porter and Samaya Walden; brothers: Jens Larsen, Chuck Larsen and Dave (Ava) Ingebritson; sister-in-law Sharon Lothert; nieces and nephews: Rhonda Lothert, Brenda Hapke, Todd Lothert, Tad Lothert, Tammy Pitzl, Terri Ann Lewandowski, Gary LaTurco, Jamie Pitts-Lemon, Eric Pitts, Scott Goblirsch, Tarin Ingebritson and all their families; special friends: Dodie Day, Glenn Good Thunder and Don Prescott, and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents: Smokey, Sylvester, Bethel and Wilbur, wife Colleen, brothers: Don Lothert, Rick Pitts, Hapanna Larsen, sisters: Sandy Goblirsch and (twin) Diane Lothert Larsen, nephews: David Amaral Larsen and Donald Lothert Jr. and niece Tessa Martin.


  1. Patricia ( Smith ) Bennett says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Denny. He is my cousin. Didn’t get to see him as much as I’d liked. Mainly just since he was a little boy.

  2. Glynn A. Crooks says:

    To: The family of Dennis Lothert
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of my Cousin Dennis (Denny) Lothert. I wish to express to his family my deepest sympathy especially to his immediate family. He is a cousin of mine on my mother Rosemma Crooks side of my family. I know those who knew Denny will deeply miss him. I know I will. He was an all around great guy. I haven’t seen Denny much through the years, but I will miss him just the same. Things Denny left undone must stay that way. Dennis (Denny) Lothert Sr. now belongs to the ages but we liked it better when he belonged to us. He now lives on only in our memory. He is home he is free. Seeing Denny pass away the way he did doesn’t make it any easier for us to let him go, but let him go we must. My thoughts and prayers with Denny’s family at this sorrowful time. May the Great Spirit comfort all of his family members as we all say farewell to our beloved Denny. We will see you again Denny, clear of mind and soaring with the Eagles.
    With Sympathy,

    GLYNN A. CROOKS (Cousin)
    Member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

  3. Tammy (Grejtak) Huls says:

    Sympathy and prayers to Dennis’ family.

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