Dennis Smook, 67, Luverne, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
A memorial service was Friday, Oct. 8, at the Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia.
Dennis Smook was born March 16, 1954, to Harold and Marjorie (Donth) Smook in Luverne. He graduated from Magnolia High School in 1972.
He married Arlene McCollum on June 12, 1979. Dennis has been an over-the-road trucker for his entire working career. Through the years Arlene was his co-pilot on trucking adventures and in their lives. He always kept the truck and his vehicles at home clean and in tip-top shape.
In his free time, he enjoyed collecting guns, tools (at least four of every kind), and spending time with his family. He was very self-sufficient and was a whiz in the kitchen. He was known as dependable and quick with a sarcastic quip.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of Luverne; a son, Chris (Lexy) Smook of Hills; three daughters, Sarah (Andy) Paul of Eagan, Kelli (Zach) Swenson of Sherman, South Dakota, and Kacee (Joey) Knap of Luverne; grandchildren Charlee, Otto, Madi, Jason, Ford, and Cole; brothers Curtis (Mary) Smook of Magnolia, Randy (Vicky) Smook of rural Kenneth, and Kevin Smook of Magnolia; sister Jenalee (Allen) Klein of Fort Myers, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Myron Smook.
Arrangements were provided by George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, www.georgeboom.com.