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“So sorry to hear of Dennis's passing, Lila. Prayers and sympathy to you and you family ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Lana Fulr Nugennt - Morrisn, IL

“My family lived by Dennis in Yeowardville many years ago.Condolences to the family.Don Noble ”
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Dennis D. Thomas, 67 of Rock Falls died Saturday January 26, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on June 17, 1951 in Princeton, WV the son of George and Rose Marie (Blankenship) Thomas. He married Liali Jo Ivins on November 7, 1970 in Rock Falls. Dennis was employed as a nail operator and the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co for 32 years. He then worked at Fastenal for 15 years. Dennis owned/operated the Sled Shop in Yeowardville. He loved to go boating with family and friends; riding his Harley; bowling; golfing and of course snowmobiling. He was a member of the Sterling Family Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Liali; his daughter Shelby Jo Rhodes of Streator, IL; his grandsons: Cody and Logan; his great granddaughter Whitney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Kassie and his sister Ronda Boken.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Friday February 1, 2019 from 9 – 12noon followed by the memorial service at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock falls. The Reverend Dalmus Meeks will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to ALS Research.