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Dennis Chose, of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  He was 69 years old.

VISITATION will be held from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home.

A TIME OF REMEMBERANCES will be held at 3:45 pm.

INURNMENT will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022 at the Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the family, in lieu of flowers.

Dennis John Chose, age 69, of Mora, formerly of Northeast Minneapolis, passed on Monday, April 25, 2022 at St. Cloud Hospital.

Dennis was born on July 15, 1952 in Northeast Minneapolis to John and Viola (Carrigan) Chose. He lived next to the family gas station and auto repair business until the age of 6 years old. At that time, the family moved to Coon Rapids. Dennis graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1970. He participated in football, wrestling, and especially enjoyed shop classes. After high school, he attended Anoka Vo Tech for Auto repair. He and his brother Dale took over the family gas station and auto repair business. For many years, Dennis enjoyed working on cars, trucks and greeting customers at the station.

During the 70’s, Dennis had the opportunity to purchase a farm north of Mora, with a barn, outbuildings, hay and pastureland, and woods. His parents moved in after he purchased the farm, and they helped feed the cattle and put-up hay. Dennis enjoyed hunting in the woods at the farm with his son, Bill and both shot their first deer there. Bill played for the Mora High School football and track teams and Dennis enjoyed attending many games over the years.

Towards the end of the 80’s, his brother Dale bought him out of the business in Minneapolis. At that time, Dennis started an auto recycling center and towing business north of Mora on his farm. Dennis operated Chose Auto Parts Company known as CAPCO for many years. Later, he had an opportunity to go to work with a friend that owned MAPCO. (Minneapolis Auto Part Company). Dennis transferred, when the company was bought out by Johns Auto Parts in Blaine, where he worked for the next 22 years before retiring.

Dennis split his time between living in northeast Minneapolis and at his home at Fish Lake. He enjoyed his time at the lake fishing and would catch walleyes off the dock in front of the house. Dennis also enjoyed talking about rifles, guns, ammo and the 2nd amendment. He shared a love of guns with his two grandsons, Jordan and Ean. He was a lifelong Member of the NRA.

In the recent years, Dennis became more active in politics. He would listen to both sides of politics but quickly realized that the democrats no longer stood for the farmer or the “little” guy. It became clear to Dennis that with Trump as President would “Make America Great Again” and better the country and the world. He proudly wore his black Trump cap “Make America Great Again” or the camouflage Trump 2020 cap.

While Dennis fought a hard battle in his final months, he never lost his sharp wit or sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; brother John; and sister Donna (Mark).

He is survived by his son Bill (Jodi); grandson, Jordan and Ean; brothers Dale (Marguerite) and Fred (Emy); sister Sandra (Robert) Reynolds; special niece Krystelle; as well as many other relatives and friends.

6 thoughts on “DENNIS J. CHOSE”

  1. Dear Dad,
    I miss you already! You were too young and went to quick. I have many great memories and just as many recent regrets. I wish I had more time to sit and hear your never ending stories. I already miss our lunches at Taco bell to get your chalupas or an omelet at Freddie’s. Even though I’m 47 you always had to bring me a walmart bag with some sort of treat. I will miss those texts celebrating whatever holiday we were celebrating.  It was never just a day, it went on all week. I miss getting some of the free pens or calendars you accumulated. And actually you can have to many, I just didn’t have the heart to tell you. Mostly I will miss you.

    We talked many times on the work trips I would take and how you wished you could join me. Now you will be with me always.

    I wish you were still here to see your grandkids one last time. I will raise them with the same honor and integrity you instilled on me. Thanks for showing me the way.  Keep an eye on us.

    Aloha aloha


  2. Dennis miss you we had many years together Brother,Partner and Friend wonderful memories. Many stories. See you again soon. Your Brother DALE

  3. Dennis ,
    Ma bu hay ot kamusta ka…Amigo
    Not sure what to say right now…maybe more later.
    You went too fast.
    I know you weren’t ready to leave yet , I didn’t think it would happen this fast either as we talked many times in the hospital and rehab center about plans to fix up the house and continue to flood proof the property. I guess now you are in a better place, not in pain and can be worry free.
    Your memory will live on at Fish Lake as well as in Northeast Minneapolis.
    Your final resting place will be as you wished,
    Next to sister Donna at Hillside Cemetary
    Adios for now,
    Aloha Aloha
    Your brother

    (Krystelle says she will really miss the special visits and time she spent when stopping next door to see you, and the treats you always set aside for her. The Christmas stocking are still up)

  4. Uncle Dennis
    It won’t be the same without our calls and texts and the many weather updates you would send from fish lake. I sure enjoyed our political chats emencely.

    I will always remember our trip to Vegas for the world of oil 🛢 convention. We both had our suitcases full of oil and unmentionable when we left.
    Just remember what happened in Vegas stays in Vegas lol 😆

    I know with the joy of dancing you had, I hope you already found my Dear sweet mom thst recently passed so she can go dancing with you. If it’s a polka I am sure my dad will be there with you guys too!

    You will surely be missed with your Huge heart and kind and Gentle soul.

    As you would say “TODDSKI”

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