Dennis J. HurstDennis Jay Hurst, 63, of Barnum, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. He was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Moose Lake, Minn., to John and Alice (Goewey) Hurst. Denny graduated from Barnum High School in 1967.
Dennis Jay Hurst, 63, of Barnum, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. He was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Moose Lake, Minn., to John and Alice (Goewey) Hurst. Denny graduated from Barnum High School in 1967. Dennis was united in marriage to Faye Korpela on Oct. 26, 1968, in Rockford, Ill. He attended the Duluth Vocational School and worked as a draftsman at Control Data Corporation. Denny then worked construction for many years as a heavy equipment operator and foreman. He was a member of the Operating Engineers-Local 49. Denny was also a member of the Barnum Fire Department for 20 years and fire chief for many of those years. He served on the Barnum City Council. Denny loved spending time with his family, being at the lake where he built his dream home, and hunting and fishing. He also loved to travel to the Southwest and Northwest. Denny loved building and took great pride in building houses for his family.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Hurst.
Denny is survived by his wife, Faye Hurst; children, Dawn Valure, Corey Hurst, David (Shanny) Hurst and Casey (Brian) Johnson; grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Valure, and Blaze, Brock, Mia and Cruz Hurst; three sisters, Sandy (Howard) Wilkes, Jackie (Gary) Rautio and Wendy Runstrom; and step-father, Don Harrington.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, July 30, from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service in Barnum Community United Methodist Church, Barnum.
A contribution will be made in memory of Denny to the Solvay Hospice House-Miller Dwan Foundation.
Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. To sign the guest book online, go to www.hhkfuneralhome.com.
August 1, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.