Dennis Arthur Falk

Dennis A. Falk

On March 30th 2024 DENNIS ARTHUR FALK, a beloved Husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully in his home among loved ones and friends. He was 84 years young, always a child at heart.

Dennis was born to Joseph (Arthur) Falk and Ethel Mae Simpson June 18, 1939 in Andrew County, Missouri. As a young child his family moved to Aurora, Illinois. Returning every summer to work on family farms in Missouri. His Mother would have loved for him to become a priest, but that was not in his cards, with his thirst for knowledge, adventure, and an affinity for work ethic. He met his wife, Peggy Hansen while ice skating when they were young adults, what a lifetime they’ve created! He married young and had 5 children.

They lived first in Aurora, IL. Dennis worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as an electrician. He went to work for General Mills for 2 years in maintenance and then was hired on with Johnson Controls as a pneumatic and electronic technician. After moving the family to Wisconsin he was employed with Castle Rock Container as head of maintenance. During this time, Dennis and Peggy owned Four Seasons Cafe, where the whole family worked. After that adventure they purchased a 172 acre farm in Springville township as Dennis always wanted a farm. After that endeavor Dennis and Peggy moved to Albuquerque where, eventually they owned and ran Park Ponderosa Steakhouse & Saloon, while still with Johnson Controls. They came back to Wisconsin after about 10 years out west. Eventually choosing life back in Adams County where they “Bar rescued” Tiny’s Bar & Restaurant turning it into Quincy’s Bar & Restaurant which they owned and operated for several years. He and Peggy proceeded to renovate the house with it and several other homes they have lived in. Subsequently they owned and operated Ranks Tavern until leasing it out.

Dennis was a charming, well spoken, charismatic soul who loved to bring a crowd to laughter. He loved to play his guitar and sing and entertain with his beloved wife. He was a member of Vern Hammond and The Loners Band playing guitar and singing and performed all over Adams County back in the 70’s. He loved fishing and boating on Castle Rock Lake, where he also was a guide. His other interests included hunting, sharpening his knife collection, watching and interacting with wildlife as well as watching WWE. He was an NRA Lifelong member. He was an avid motorcycling enthusiast and passed that love to his grandson. He tried his hand at magician-ship and practiced hypnotism. He was a published author and profound poet. He wrote for outdoorsman and motorcycling magazines. He even taught electronics classes for MSTC. Dennis loved the theater and was a member of The Sand County Players.

Dennis and Peggy enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Mexico. He had healing hugs and often remarked “take as much as you need.”

Survived by his wife Peggy: children, Kevin A. Falk (Robin Elkington) Valerie L. Falk, Phyllis K. Lichty (David Burris) and Cora E. Dellinger (Jamie S. Dellinger): sister Michelle Moore: many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother Phillip L. Falk, daughter Denise M. Gabiga, Daughter in law Cheryl A. Falk

Visitation will be Friday April 5th at 11a.m.with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at Roseberry’s Funeral Home. A Luncheon will be served after the services.

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  1. Curtie & Michelle Pollex says:

    Peggy & family, I remember when ya’ll used to come into Moundview many moons ago, in my 20’s when I worked there. Such a nice guy and I always enjoyed chatting with ya’ll! 🥰 I was sorry to hear you lost your daughter not that long ago, such a sweet person also. God gives us only what we can handle with his strength and love!! ❤️ May ya’ll feel the love he sends to his faithful and help thru such an another deep loss! 😇❤️😇bOur greatest gift is knowing that, with living a good life here; we will be reunited with our Lord and our loved ones! As, Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. 🙏✝️🙏 What a beautiful blessing we have when he calls us home. Even thru our darkest times…remember that blessing for eternity!! Hugs, much love & prayers~🥰♥️🙏

  2. Jenna Dominguez says:

    All of my love to you, Peggy! To the whole family. It was a genuine pleasure to know Dennis. He always had something entertaining to say, was so fun to visit with. Oh the memories your your family must have to hold dear to your hearts! I am thinking of you all and praying for comfort for each of you in the days ahead.

  3. Kathleen McCarthy says:

    So enjoyed sharing the stage with Dennis….he was always smiling, and making us laugh..I am sure he is entertaining the angels with his songs and jokes.

  4. Roger and Ellen Chambers says:

    You have our deepest sympathy! Dennis and Peggy were a very special couple that touched our lives in a very special way!!

  5. kenneth kotlowski says:

    my condolences 🙏

  6. Richard and Mary Place says:

    Our sympathies and prayers to the Falk family. We were privileged to know Dennis and Peggy and some of their children. They have lost a loving husband, father and mentor. Whenever we think back to our “cabin” years their names are at the top of our list of great memories. His ironic and outrageous sense of humor were an innate part of his charm. It’s been many years since we’ve seen or talked with him, but he will live in in our hearts.

  7. Barb Drolson says:

    So sorry for your loss, Peggy.
    You and Dennis were a great team. Going to miss seeing that great smile!

  8. Becky Schmidt says:

    So sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Dennis and you out and about. Hopefully we will continue to see you Peggy. Hugs and prayers – Tom R and Becky

  9. Christine Uphoff says:

    Peggy and family, sorry for your loss. May your memories help you heal. Love you

  10. Cindy Babcock says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  11. Susan and Terry ottum says:

    I will miss Dennis soo much

  12. Linda and Marty McNew says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Falk family on the passing of Dennis. I’m honored to have been able to meet him and get to know him a bit over the last few years. Marty enjoyed joking around with him over many years and will be deeply missed.

  13. Mike and Darlene McGuire says:

    Our deepest condolences Peggy.

  14. Cheryl strege says:

    Sorry for your loss my heart go,s out to you,, Take care, your friend cheryl,,

  15. Rachel Pantaleo says:

    My condolences 🙏

  16. The Collins says:

    Sorry for the family’s loss,he was one of the good ones. Ray&PK.

  17. Alex says:

    What a life! Sounds like such an amazing individual. Rest in peace Dennis. My condolences to the Falk family.

  18. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Dennis was always so fun to visit with. He will be missed by many.

  19. Ronnie and Kim Rascia says:

    Prayers of strength to Peggy and the rest of the family during this difficult time. May God open his arms and surround your grief with compassion. Dennis was a wise, funny and kindhearted man, that we had the pleasure of calling our friend. He will be forever missed.

  20. Dawn R Wrasse says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you Peggy and family. Sorry for your loss of your loved one

  21. Jeff Rhinehart says:

    Thoughts an Prayers to all the Family

  22. kurt eigenfeld and sara says:

    we miss him

  23. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our thoughts are with the Falk family at this sad time; may your memories of good times spent with Dennis sustain you in the days ahead.

  24. Joanne Sumpter says:

    Peggy, I am so sorry to.hear about Dennis. He always had a smile on his face & was always so happy.
    He will be missed. RIP my friend

  25. Gayle Brindle says:

    Dear Peg we are at rest

  26. David klein says:

    Outstanding life! Cherish the memories of their youth and drive!

  27. Dennis McFarlin says:

    Peggy and family: My condolences.

  28. Coral says:

    Thinking of you Peggy, and all the family, and
    sending our sympathy and love to you.

  29. Jeannie Hilson &Roxy Oliver says:

    I’m so sorry about Dennis. He was a wonderful person. We will miss him.

  30. Jon Trzesniak says:

    Prayers of strength to your family.

    Dennis is a fine man, who’s smiling face was always contagious.

    Godspeed neighbor!

  31. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  32. Kathy says:

    Deepest sympathies to family and friends. Dennis was a very enjoyable man to be around. May God surround you with love and peace.

  33. Crystal Hiller says:

    My condolences to the entire Falk family. Dennis had a great sense of humor and lots of talent. So sorry for your loss.

  34. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for the families loss

  35. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Dennis was always smiling and having fun. My sympathy to you all

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