Dennis L. Carlsen

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Dennis L. Carlsen

August 14, 1942 - March 13, 2019

Dennis L. Carlsen Dennis L. Carlsen, 76, of Camanche, passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Genesis Medical Center - East, Davenport, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be 11:00am, Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery - Camanche. Serving as pallbearers will be Calvin Leitzen, Jim Sowle, Joe Carstensen, Sam Shaff, Jon Lee, and Ryan Veenstra. Visitation will be 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at
Dennis Lynn Carlsen was born on August 14, 1942 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of William and Katherine (Roe) Carlsen. He was a 1961 graduate of DeWitt High School. He married Karen Fletcher on September 23, 1961 in DeWitt.
Dennis was a New York Life insurance agent for 50 plus years in Camanche. He was a member of the Clinton Gyro Club for over 30 years where he served as president for 12, was past District Governor of Gyro International serving from 2008-2009, Clinton Eagles Club, Clinton Moose Lodge, and a member of Monaco America. He enjoyed traveling in his motorhome across the country seeing family and friends.
Dennis is survived by his wife: Karen of Camanche; his son: Dennis W. (Karen) Carlsen of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, his daughter: Paula (Kory) Slade of LaGrange, Texas; five grandchildren: Matthew Althaus, Tysen Slade, Dennis "Buddy" Carlsen, Sam Carlsen, and Kailey Carlsen; his sisters: Maureen (Jeff) Hansen of Camanche, Lisa (Randy) Carlsen of Manorville, Minnesota, and his brother: Marvin (Melissa) Hill; sister-in-law: Cindy Carlsen of Rock Falls, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother: Gary; sister: Kathryn Ryner and his brother: Maurice Hill.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Published on March 15, 2019
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Robert Van Scyoc
Mar 18, 2019
Shared lots of laughs and good times with Denny and Karen. I know he will be missed as a husband, father and friend by all who knew him. Bob