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Dennis James Tague

February 6, 1955 — April 19, 2020

Dennis J. Tague, 65, of Des Moines, IA and formerly of Fort Dodge, IA, died Sunday, April 19, 2020, at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines. A private family inurnment will be held at the North Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Dodge at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Dennis James Tague was born on February 6, 1955, in Fort Dodge, IA and was the son of the late Merle D. and Angelina (Salvatore) Tague. In addition to his parents, Dennis is preceded in death by his brother, Willard Tague, and sisters, Darlene (Tague) Ortiz and Merle Ann (Tague) Edwards. Dennis is survived by 4 brothers, William “Blackie” Tague and wife Claudette of Fort Dodge, Benjamin Tague and wife Joanne of San Diego, CA, Robert Tague and wife Nancy of Des Moines, Delbert Tague and wife Patricia of Stroudsburg, PA, and 2 sisters, Annette (Tague) Mcloud of Des Moines, and Nancy (Tague) Rodgers of Duquion, IL. Dennis is also survived by his Aunt Joyce Marie Tague of Council Bluffs, IA and many cousins, nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

Dennis attended Northwest Webster High School at Barnum, IA and then continued his education at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, IA and Iowa School of Beauty in Des Moines. Over the years, he also operated his beauty shop for 4 years before working at the New Image Hair Fashions in Des Moines. His varied interests included a tenure as a car detailer for Westwood Ford and then he became proficient in meat cutting. On July 1, 1973, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on October 31, 1974. While serving onboard Navy submarines he was able to apply his meat cutting talents and served as the crews chefs/cook. Dennis enjoyed playing softball with his family and friends even though his bat-boy status forever plagued him. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with his older brothers even though his legs were too short to reach the peddles and they seldom let him play with the throttle. Dennis enjoyed a good game of cribbage and always strived to outplay his older brothers. However, he never did master the finer points of the game so that he could achieve his objective. Dennis will ALWAYS be remembered as a “Little Shit” and our Loving Brother!


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