James Dennis Wages “Denny, Dennis, Red”, age 71, of Marshfield, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Jack Austin will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation for relatives and friends will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Dennis was born March 27, 1950 in Mark, Mississippi to Erskine Dennis and Maureen (Ritter) Wages. He married Suzanne Engel on November 30, 1979 in Wisconsin Rapids. They divorced in 1991. Since 2002, he has been in a relationship with Crystal Claussen.
Dennis was a certified nursing assistant/psych tech at Norwood Health Center in Marshfield for 35 years.
He enjoyed playing cribbage, sheepshead, various gambling card games, Scrabble, Monopoly, and various board games. He enjoyed watching The Chase, Masterminds, and Game Show Network on television. He was a lover of cats and all animals. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. Dennis always had to have a paper for the comics, crosswords, and to catch up on the news.
Dennis is survived by his live-in companion, Crystal Claussen; ex-wife, Suzanne “Suzi” Wages; children, Casey (Rachel) Wages and Jesse (Crystal) Wages; grandchildren: Kaylei, Nicholas, and Elijah; sister, Martha Wages-Taylor Thomas; and nieces and nephews: Kelly, Chad, Christopher, and Lisa. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Maureen Huff; sister, Betty Lindgren; and his beloved pets: Amber, Jasper, Punkin, Smokey, Sparky, and Chico.
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