Services celebrating the life of Dennis John Scepaniak, 60, of Avon, will be 4-8 p.m., Monday, July 11, at Miller Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford. 

Dennis passed away June 23, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. 

 Dennis was born March 8, 1962, in Melrose, to Louis and Jeanette (Fischer) Scepaniak. On June 6, 2022, after 28 years of partnership and love, he married Lynn Baggenstoss at the St. Cloud Hospital. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons Quinn, 13, Cole, 11, Alex, 8, and Milo, 3. Dennis believed in the importance of land and wildlife conservation. He took pride in his 40 acres of land and the hundreds of trees he planted there. Dennis was also a proud member of Pheasants Forever for over 30 years. Dennis successfully owned and operated The Upholstery Shop in St. Anna for nearly 40 years. He valued the friendships and interactions he had with his customers and will be remembered for paying meticulous attention to detail. 

Dennis is survived by his wife, Lynn Baggenstoss-Scepaniak; his daughter, Becca (Jon) Myrum of Sartell; his grandsons; his mother, Jeanette of Holdingford; sisters and brother Kathleen Scepaniak, Patricia Scepaniak, Barbara Manuel and Jeffery (Shelly) Scepaniak; and sisters- and brother-in-law Lois Sandvig, Dean (Mary) Baggenstoss, Ross (Susan) Baggenstoss, Craig (Deb) Baggenstoss, Lisa (Dan) Lundberg and Leah (Dean) Hoffarth. Dennis will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Louis Scepaniak, his mother and father-in-law, Louis and Addie Baggenstoss; and an infant brother. 

The family of Dennis would like to thank the intensive care unit and oncology staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Dr. Jacob (Jack) Lyons of the ICU and Dr. Christopher Miller of the Coborn Cancer Center.

 In celebration of Dennis’ life, put on a flannel shirt and crank your favorite classic rock song.

 Memorials are preferred to Pheasants Forever.

Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. 

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