Dennis Michael Gizen was born to Michael & Phyllis (nee Kucher) Gizen on March 14, 1936, at Prelate SK. There he grew up on the family farm and went to school in Prelate. From there he completed his schooling at the University of Saskatchewan with the College of Agriculture.
On March 14, 1958, Dennis married Irene Thome, and together they raised five beloved daughters: Denise, Tammy, Colleen, Peggy, and Charlene on their farm. Dennis and Irene moved into Leader SK from the farm in 2001 and retired from farming in 2011. In his younger years, Dennis was active in hockey and curling, but golfed throughout his life. For many years, you could find him & Irene down in Yuma AZ avoiding the cold Canadian winters.
Dennis passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon SK at the age of 85 years. His memory will live on with his beloved wife of 63 years, Irene, his daughters; Denise Wenzel, Tammy Gizen, Colleen Gizen (Mel Klotz), Peggy Gizen, and Charlene Cocks (John), and his grand children; Scott (Paige) Wenzel, Aaron (Alex) Wenzel, Dustin (Pam) Bischoff, Dalton Bischoff, Lindsey (Eric) Nixon, Landon (Sheri) Gizen, Skye (Dallas) Morrison, Amber (Jarret) Vaudreuil, Madison Cocks, Rylan Cocks, and Kalen Cocks. Dennis was also the proud great-grandfather to 16 little ones. He will also be remembered by his brother Gerald, and sister-in-law, June Gizen. He had been predeceased in this life by his parents, Michael and Phyllis, his sister Caroline Gizen Lee, his brother-in-law, George Lee, and two sons-in-law: Neil Wenzel and Dennis German.
A funeral service will be held to celebrate Dennis’ life on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from the Leader United Church with Rev. Catherine Christie officiating. Masking is mandatory for this, and we thank you in advance for following this mandate. For those not able to attend, there is a link to the live stream below. Following the service, Dennis will be laid to rest in the Prelate Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the “Leader Community Hall Re-Roof Project” C/O Town of Leader, Box 38 S0N 1H0.