Dennis J. Schlichting, 60

Dennis J. Schlichting, a resident of Rice, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the St. Cloud Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice with the Rev. Tom Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Edward’s Cemetery in Elmdale.  Dennis was born March 29, 1952, in Little Falls to Anthony and Monica (Kaiser) Schlichting. He married Mary Marty Oct. 15, 1971, in Upsala. Dennis was a truck driver for Schwagel Distributing and also worked at Prairie Farms. Dennis enjoyed fishing, casino trips, gardening, working on cars and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Rice; daughters, Missy (Mark) Jennings, Marsha (Jason) Riendeau, Mindy (Bernie) Heinen, Melanie (Ross) Hamann and Miranda Schlichting, all of Rice; sister and brothers, Odele Maciej, Rice; Gerald (Lucy) Schlichting, Royalton; and Robert (Barb) Schlichting, Bemidji; and nine grandchildren.