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Dennis John Tysver

July 14, 1960 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 60)


Dennis John Tysver, age 60, of Akeley, Minnesota and went to his heavenly home, peacefully comforted with family and friends by his side on Saturday, July 10th, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer and a broken heart suffered after losing his wife on August 20th, 2020. He was born on July 14th, 1960 in Alexandria, MN to Joyce and Earl Wayne Tysver.

Dennis was extremely popular throughout his life and was even crowned king while in high school at Laporte, where he graduated in 1978. After high school, he became an over the road truck driver until he met the love of his life, Terri Assell.  Dennis married his soul mate on May 8th, 1980, and they started their lives together. They had two children together, Kyle Edward and Derek Robert.  At that point, he took work locally as a carpenter, he also installed and removed docks on his days off. Eventually he became a member of the union as a stone mason and master carpenter until he became disabled in 2007. They finally purchased their forever home in Akeley in 2003. Dennis loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, playing Keno or working on one his projects around his home.

Dennis and his late wife took on many homeless people down and out through the years and they were always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Many of whom remained friends until the end.

Family that Dennis is reunited with are his loving wife, Terri (Assell) Tysver; father, Earl Tysver; aunt, Karla Hadrava; maternal and paternal grandparents.

Dennis is survived by his sons, Kyle Tysver of Illinois and Derek Tysver of Akeley, MN; mother, Joyce Powell of Laporte, MN; 6 siblings, Patricia (Larry) Gendron of Laporte, MN, Melinda (Marvail) Johannsen of Lake George, MN, Kim Tate of Bemidji, MN, Lisa (Richard) Lemke of Laporte, MN, Wendi Tysver of Laporte, MN, and Wanda (Marvin) Nelson of Laporte, MN; 4 grandchildren, Myles Tysver, Serenity Johnson, Raylynn Pugh and Violet Turner; his special canine friend, Mukwa; as well as many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date and time for family and friends of Dennis and Terri Tysver. The family prefers memorials be sent to the family at P.O. Box 283 Akeley, MN.

Dennis’ care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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