Dennis R. West, 80, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away surrounded by family on October 01, 2022, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Dennis was born on May 24, 1942, to William and Nellie (Swan) West in Pittsburg, Kansas. He grew up and attended schools in Pittsburg, graduating from Pittsburg High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on February 28, 1961, and was honorably discharged on July 15, 1964. In 1966 he was united in marriage to Carolyn Kruger. She survives of the home.
Dennis attended trade school in the electrical program at Pittsburg State University graduating in 1968. He worked for the Pittsburg Police Department for 4 years from 1972 to 1976. He then worked as an electrician for 37 years at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, KS, retiring in 2012.
In addition to his wife, Carolyn West of Pittsburg, KS; he is survived by a daughter, Misty Hugo (Brad) of Pittsburg, KS; two sons, John West (Jody) of Alexandria, IN, and Brian West (Mikki) of Pittsburg, KS; a special grandchild, Toni (Josh) of Pittsburg, KS; one sister, one brother, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
A parish rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Andrew Labenz as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, KS. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to sign the register book at the Brenner Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorial contributions to the Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Fund. These may be left or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.