Dennis D. Reaman

dennis reaman
Dennis D. Reaman, age 75, of New Hampton, Iowa gained eternal life on Monday, February 11, 2019 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery with New Hampton American Legion performing military rites. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral services on Friday. Online condolences may be left at At the family’s request memorials may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Trinity Lutheran Church. Dennis David was born August 20, 1943 to Charley and Marian (Ohden) Reaman in Carroll, Iowa. He attended Sac Community School and graduated in the class of 1961. He went on to attend Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls. On March 6, 1966, Dennis enlisted in the United States Navy, serving two and a half tours in the Vietnam War before returning home. He received his honorable discharge on December 31, 1969. Dennis was united in marriage to Jan Mandernach at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sac City. The couple made their home in New Hampton where they raised their three children, Darren, LeAnn and Lanette. Dennis completed his education at the UNI where he received his Finance Degree. He went on to work as an auditor for the state of Iowa for 27 years, retiring in December of 2005. It was in 1978 when Dennis attended his very first Indianapolis 500 and the foundation was formed for the family’s love for the sport. He attended the race every year until 2011 with the exception for 1981 when his twin daughters were born. His final visit to the Speedway was in 2013 as he fulfilled his dream on the track riding in the Indy car two-seater completing three laps around 180 miles per hour. Dennis was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lions Club, New Hampton and Sac City American Legions, Shriners and Royal Order of Jesters. He enjoyed family vacations, local car races, and attending local sporting events. He always had a quick one liner or joke to share. His wife and family were the loves of his life. Dennis was a man who loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jan Reaman of New Hampton; his children, Darren Reaman of Speedway, IN, LeAnn (Tony) Ede of Manchester, IA, Lanette (Timm) Pint of New Hampton; his five grandchildren, Carver, Ainslea, Liam, Burke and Emersyn; one brother, Lawrence Reaman of Kansas City, KS; special great aunt, Myra McQuiston of Detroit, MI and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Marian and his in-laws, Lela and Robert Mandernach and Maxine Mandermach.

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  1. Darren and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the great memories you share. Amanda (Babcock) Rockow

  2. Jan, our sympathy and prayers to you and your family. We loved visiting with Dennis. He always had a smile and a sense of humor.

  3. May the memories of your loved one console you in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  4. My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family of Dennis. My Prayers and Thoughts are with eachone during this difficult time of Loss of Your Loved one!

  5. Our condolences to Jan and her family. I always remember Dennis with a smile on his face. Keep sharing his memory with family and friends.

  6. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Jan and all the family. We were friends for many of years and all the memories will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Dennis. Larry F.

  7. RIP Dennis. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & all the Reaman Family. Gordon & Margaret Mooney Derek & Kristina Price Kimberly Mooney & Bret Hunter

  8. So sorry for your loss loved the visits we had with Dennis and Jan while visiting my dad at both assisted living and nursing home he will be missed

  9. Thinking of you Jan, Darren, LeAnn & Lanette! Dan & I were very sad to hear about Dennis. He was always the nicest neighbor. Will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers.

  10. Darren and family,
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to all of you.
    My Sincere sympathy,
    Jody Larsen

  11. Dear Jan and family.
    Dave and I send our sympathy to all of you. Denny always had such a great smile and it was always fun visiting and joking with him. He will be missed by all who knew him and special memories will remain in our hearts of him. I will never forget the day he ate kale at our house for the first time, we laughed that day since he had not had it before and probably not afterwards.
    Dave and Sandy

  12. Dear Jan and family. Dennis was a true gentleman with his of love of family, faith, friends and country. Loved our visits. God bless, Ron and Kris

  13. Jan and family,
    We were so sorry to learn of Dennis’s death. We both have many fond memories of him, and always enjoyed his quick wit and warm personality. Those memories will be cherished, and you have our sincere sympathy.
    “Sister” Helen and Ron Snell

  14. Jan and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during time of sorrow and the days to follow. We have been friends for many many years and had many laughs and good times over the years. We will never forget our trips to Minneapolis shopping on a Sunday and all of our other wonderful outings. Dennis always had a smile and enjoyed life to it’s fullest. May God wrap his arms around all of you ;and be with you today and always. Treasure the wonderful memories of Dennis

  15. Jan and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He was such a joy to visit with. I remember him telling us about his last race car visit and how fast that car was. 🙂 He was just smiling from ear to ear!! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all!

  16. Our sincere sympathy to you all. We always enjoyed our visits with Dennis.
    Cherish your memories and it will bring you joy.
    Prayers for all the family.
    Louise and Donn Harris

  17. Jan and Family,
    Just heard of Dennis passing, what a beautiful person. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and I am sure will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayer go out to you.
    Merilee Close

  18. Jan and family, Patrick and I r so sorry for our loss. Dennis was a great friend and wonderful man. U all will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Valerie and Patrick Folkers

  19. So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. My sympathy to the entire family. I may not be able to be with you to celebrate his life but my thoughts will be with you all.

  20. Jan, Darren, LeAnn and Lanette~ We are so very saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing. He was such a friendly man with an infectious smile. May all of your precious memories comfort you. You are in our many thoughts and prayers.

  21. To the entire Reaman family we send our heartfelt prayers and sympathy. Dennis always had a cheerful smile and wave. Treasure all your wonderful memories to time spent together.
    Sincerely, Dave and Terry Utterback

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