AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME
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.