Gene Myron Denniston

July 15, 1925 ~ May 17, 2018 (age 92)

Gene Myron Denniston, 92, of Onslow passed away peacefully on May 17, 2018 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.


Visitation service will be held at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming on Saturday, June 9, 2018  from  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  with a memorial service at 4:00 p.m.  and a luncheon to follow. Burial will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery. Lahey and Dawson Funeral Services will be assisting the family at this time.


Gene was born July 15, 1925 to Raymond and Mabel (Stingley) Denniston on a farm in Jackson County. He graduated from Wyoming High School in 1942 .   He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lorraine Moenk on March 17, 1944 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming.  After their marriage Gene farmed until his retirement.  He enjoyed baseball, playing cards, gardening, gambling at  Las Vegas and local casinos and time with his family. Especially enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren who knew him as "Grandpa Whistle Britches".  He was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming.


Left behind to cherish his memories and humor are his wife, Lorraine; son Chester and daughter Carol (Jim) Eggert; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Barb Denniston; one sister, Bonnie Bauer; and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brother-in-laws; and 2 sister-in-laws.


Online condolences may be left for the family at


A very special thank you to the wonderful gals from Above and Beyond Hospice for brightening his days and the nurses and staff at Shady Rest Care Center for their compassionate care.



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