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July 5, 2018

Dennis Calvin Streiff was born to Melvin and Kathryn (Figi) Streiff on the family farm in New Glarus on August 11, 1928, and died June 26, 2018, at the Glarner Lodge.

He was married to Marion Ruth Fredrickson on June 6, 1948. Dennis was a life-long resident of New Glarus and was involved in numerous community activities, including a charter member of Edelweiss Chalet Country Club, member of the New Glarus Home Board of Directors, a guide at the Historical Society Museum, actor and director of the Wilhelm Tell Play, member of the Yodel Club and Maennerchor, and lifelong member of Swiss United Church of Christ and its choir. Dennis was very proud of his Swiss heritage.

He is survived by daughters, Christine (Ben) Sternberg, Susan (Mark) Wainwright, Petra Streiff (Larry Stuessy) and Amy (Ron) Legler; sister, Marie Slotten; brother, Stephen (Sharon) Streiff; sister-in-law, Jeanne Fredrickson; and brother-in-law, Howard (Vilyn) Fredrickson; also 12 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Stuart (2007); his wife, Marion (2013); brothers, Kenneth (& Lorraine), Clayton (& Marion), Paul and Harley.

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a service at 11:00 a.m., all at Swiss United Church of Christ, New Glarus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Swiss UCC Stained Glass Window Fund.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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