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Dean A. Tennant

January 4, 1951 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 66)

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Dean Alan Tennant, 66, passed away in Chandler, AZ, formerly of Orion, IL, on Monday, September, 18, 2017.

A visitation will be held on Friday October 20th from 9am-11am followed by a formal service at 11am at Orion United Methodist Church, 407 12th Avenue, Orion, IL. Burial of cremains will be at Western Township Cemetery, Orion.  A private family service was held on September 22, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion, is assisting with arrangements.

He was born on January 4th, 1951, in Rock Island, IL. To Sidney and Arlene Tennant of Orion, IL. He graduated from Orion High School in 1969.

Dean married Tina Tennant (Rogers) on October 27th, 1979. They were married for 38 years. Dean grew up and spent most of his life in Orion, IL running the family business, Tennant Truck Lines, together with father Sid and brother Bob. In 2002 he embarked on a new chapter of life that gave him more freedom to do the things he loved, especially spending time with his family, whom he loved more than anything. He was an amazing listener, always took the time to figure out the right thing to do and brought an abundance of laughter and joy in to the lives of everyone who knew him. He was a patriot with a passion for seeing as much of our beautiful country as possible. He loved the Chicago Bears, NASCAR (especially Team Penske), the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Diesel Engines, Mopar cars, dogs, and a nice beer with good company. In 2014 Dean and Tina moved to Chandler, AZ to enjoy retirement, the beautiful weather, and being just down the street from Brothers Mike and Bob.

Dean is survived by his wife, Tina; his two sons, Ryan of Streamwood, IL and Adam and his wife Janet of Denver, CO; Brothers Mike Tennant and his wife Sandy of Sun Lakes, AZ, Bob Tennant and his wife Jeanne of Orion, IL; and sister Beth Schoellermann and her husband Greg of East Moline, IL, as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Dean was preceded in death by his parents Sidney E and Arlene L Tennant.

In lieu of flowers any memorial donations should be made to the Orion United Methodist Church Activity Center or to the Orion Community Veterans Memorial.

 

Memorials may be made online by visiting esterdahl.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
October 20, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Orion United Methodist Church
407 - 12th Avenue
Orion, IL 61273

Memorial Service
Friday
October 20, 2017

11:00 AM
Orion United Methodist Church
407 - 12th Avenue
Orion, IL 61273


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