Dennis Duane Fancher
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Dennis Duane Fancher, 77, went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2021, at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado with his family at his side. Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dennis, son of the late Lyle and Eulalia (Budney) Fancher, was born November 27, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Granville High School in 1961, he lived a life of service to others by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces where he served with the 32d Infantry Division in the Army National Guard of Wisconsin in which he received an Honorable Discharge in August 1964. Dennis mastered his craft as a furniture maker in Santa Rosa, California and Telluride, Colorado between 1964 and 1981.
In 1981, Dennis graduated the Basic Law Enforcement program and entered active service as a Deputy Marshall for Norwood, Colorado in 1982. He transferred to the Paonia Police Department in 1984 where he was the first officer to participate in Delta County's inaugural Partner Program to mentor at-risk youth. Dennis served in law enforcement with distinction until 1989 when he branched off to become a long-haul truck driver and fell in love with the open road for 17 years until he retired in 2007.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of forty-five years, Yvonne Fancher; daughters, Melissa and Ginger Fancher; sons, Joshua and Simon Fancher; daughters-in-law, Heather and Tami Fancher; grandsons, Landon, Dylan, and Elijah Fancher; granddaughters, Angelina, Ashley, Amara, and Eliana Fancher; and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Fancher.