Dennis Nechanicky, 67, Albert Lea

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Memorial services for Dennis Nechanicky, 67, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors accorded by the American Legion and the VFW. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Dennis Neckanicky

Dennis Nechanicky

Dennis died on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Dennis Nechanicky was born on April 23, 1946, in Albert Lea, the son of Louis and Edna (Halvorson) Nechanicky. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1966. Dennis served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier operating off the North coast of Vietnam, for four years from 1967 to 1971. On Oct. 23, 1971, Dennis was united in marriage to Bonnie Bonick in Albert Lea. Denny worked for Miami Margarine, which later became Ventura Foods, for 34 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the VFW Post 447, and served as post commander from 1986 to 1987. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 56. Denny enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He went on many hunting trips up north.

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0806.obit.nechanickySurvivors include his wife, Bonnie; daughter, June Katzenmeyer; grandchildren, Dakota Katzenmeyer and Merecedez Coleman; sister, Loretta (Luke) Callahan; brothers, David (Jody) Nechanicky and Paul (Marilyn) Nechanicky; sister-in-law, Joyce Bonick; many nieces and nephews; as well as his very close friend, Joe Talamantes.

Denny was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; his sister-in-law, Darlene Hoyne; and brother-in-law, Lyle Hoyne.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the VFW Post 447 or the American Legion Post 56.