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March 15, 1936 – Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Service Information
Mary Queen of Peace-Rogers, MN
Monday, April 28, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel-St. Michael, MN
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Dennis Edgar Miltz, 78, of Rogers, MN, passed away at the Wellstead of Rogers on April 23rd, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 28th at 11:00 AM at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Rogers, MN after a 10:00 Visitation. There will also be Visitation on Sunday, April 27th from 4:00-8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN.

Dennis was born on March 15, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN to Wilfred and Dorothy (Hagel) Miltz. Dennis served the United States in the Marine Corp for 3 years. Dennis married Lois Raguse on May 19th, 1962 in Minneapolis. They were married for 34 years. He also served as a Minneapolis Police Officer from 1963-1988, when he retired as a Sergeant. Additionally, he served the city of Rogers, MN as Chief of Police from 1971-2001. He then served Rogers as Mayor for one term.

Dennis was proud to serve his country and communities as a Marine, Law Enforcement Officer and Mayor. He enjoyed fishing and boating, and time at the cabin with his family and friends. He demonstrated his pride in his German Heritage in his love for German music, teaching himself to speak German and travels to Austria and Germany

Dennis is survived by his and Lois’s 4 children, Maren (Paul) Scherber, Greg (Shari) Miltz, Gretchen (John) Patnode, and Jason (Michelle) Miltz. In addition he is survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and his sister Michelle (Roy) Haflund. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, and his sister,Roseanne.

In lieu of flowers, it is preferred that memorial donations be made to either LEMA (Law Enforcement Memorial Association) or the St. Michael Foundation, in his name.

The Peterson Chapel, St.Michael/Albertville, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carolyn Schmelzer

    I cherish the memories of Denny and Lois and our friendship. I loved them and the entire Miltz family as if they were my family. Rest in Peace Denny. You will be missed by all who loved you.

  2. Terri Hanson-Kraemer

    Denny you made a mark in this world and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you.

  3. Bill Elkin

    Dennis was a great friend and Godfather to my son Dennis. We enjoyed many years of amateur radio friendships. We worked together on the N Side of Mpls for many years. Dennis was like a brother to me. I have a deep sadness for his passing. My regards to his children who I knew as children. So long brother in blue and give my regards to Lois. Loving memories.
    I regret that I am out of town.

  4. thomas w condon

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. We enjoyed your family at Park View. God bless. Tom


    To Dennis family, you can be very proud of your Father, he had honor and was a loyal friend. Farwell Brother

  6. Mike Grund

    Thoughts and prayers with the Family, Many memories with Dennis very fair man, he will be missed by all.

  7. Birgit Glueck

    My family and I like to express our sincere condolences to the family. We got to know Dennis through my uncle and aunt Olga & Franz from Austria and will keep him in very good memory.
    Best regards from Austria & Switzerland

  8. Gayle Padgett Warneke

    I have often heard that everyone comes into our lives for a reason. Dennis has brought friendship, joy and many good memories. He shared his love of German music and of his friends and family. The smile on his face as we would talk said a lot about the love he has for so many people, including my sis, Karen.
    Now this kind man has gone to his final reward. He is so loved and missed by many people. God holds us all in his arms and we will see each other again in another life. These words make me think of Denny…. “I shall grow old, but never lose life’s zest,
    because the road’s last turn will be the best”. Love ya Denny


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