Dennis E. Cushing


TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Dennis E. Cushing, 78, will be 11 am Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Wayland officiating.  Dennis died Dec. 31, 2019, at his home in Torrington.  Memorials may be given to Regional West Home Hospice.  

Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.  Cremation has taken place.

Dennis Edward Cushing was born Nov. 5, 1941 in Gordon, Neb., the son of Gervace Richard and Clara Elsie (Petshow) Cushing.  He grew up in western Nebraska and went to country school north of Morrill, Neb.  

Dennis later met the love of his life, Kathleen DeWitt, in Rushville, Neb., at the Fireman’s Ball.  The couple were married on April 3, 1964 in Chadron, Neb.  They lived in western Nebraska and in 1979 they moved to Fort Laramie, where they lived until 1985 when they moved to Torrington.

Dennis enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time in the mountains.  He also loved to go for drives and spending time with his family and friends.

Dennis is survived by his three daughters, Brenda (Harland) Allen of Sturgis, S.D., DeAnn Koerber of Chadron, and Kim (Rob) Jackson of Cheyenne; a son Wes (Riki) Cushing of Saratoga; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son; six siblings; a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law.

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