Dennis C. Hames

Dennis C. Hames, age 79, of Waubeka, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in West Bend, the son of the late John and Alice (nee Monday) Hames.

He was a 1961 graduate of Port Washington High School and received a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dennis owned and operated DC Hames Co. for 40 years, building homes in Ozaukee County and surrounding areas.

He also served as the fire chief for the Waubeka Fire Department for 10 years, in addition to many years of service on both the Monona Fire Department and Waubeka Fire Department.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending UW Badger football games. He was a die-hard Badger fan and loved attending games with his family and friends.

He was also a true patriot and spent many hours supporting the Flag Day celebrations in Waubeka every June.

Survivors include his three children, Chris (David) Vogt, Andrea (Bruce) Gierach and Mike (Becky) Hames; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Alek, Christian, Nathan, Trinity, Avery and Grayson; his great-grandson Ivan; his sister Sara Hames (Ron Nagy); and brother Steve Hames.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W Grand Ave., Port Washington, preceded by visitation from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be a reception at the Waubeka Fire Hall that evening from 4 to 7 p.m.

Burial will take place at Waubeka Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waubeka Fire Department or National Flag Day Foundation are appreciated.

Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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