Obituary: Dennis Leon Ratzlaff

Dennis Leon Ratzlaff, 56, passed away Saturday, June 16, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. Dennis was born April 15, 1962, in Newton, the son of Bruce Leon and Shelia Ann (Kochenower) Ratzlaff.

Dennis graduated from Newton High School and worked in construction until he was no longer able to. He married Diann Staley and to that union one daughter was born. They later divorced.

Dennis is survived by his father, Bruce and wife Maxine of Jet, Okla.; daughter Destiny and husband Brice of Moncks Corner, S.C.; brothers, Brian and wife Gloria of North Carolina, Greg and wife Joni of Halstead; and grandchildren Isabella and Leo.

He was preceded in death by his mother Shelia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Christian Home Fellowship of John fund and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home.