Obituary & Services: Dennis Oyler

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Retired Elementary and Special Education school teacher’s love of life didn’t come to an end with his death. Dennis passed away in Hospice on January 7, 2024. His battle with serious medical issues in recent months showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. His loved ones will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He was born October 31st, 1947, and was adopted into the loving arms of Max and Maradyn Oyler. After graduating from Trenton High School and Trenton Jr College, Dennis completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business at Central Missouri State University. After he graduated, Dennis attended the Naval Air Station in Pensacola and became an officer and a Navy pilot. When he found that teaching was his calling, Dennis went on to earn a Master’s in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Principalship at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

Dennis’s pride was in his students and he shared his passion for learning with hundreds of children over the years. The simplest pleasures in life brought on-n-lawI great joy to Dennis. His pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met. Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn; a son, Chris; a daughter-in-law, Jill; a daughter, Katy; a son-in-law, Brandon; five grandsons, Kody, Max, Lucas, Alex, and Michael; a sister, Leota; cousins, nieces,  nephews, and a yappy little dog named Daphne.

A short graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 am on February 10, 2024, at Simpson’s Campground in Woden, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations going to Mission Wolf at 13388 Co Rd 63 in Westcliff, CO.. 81252

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