Dennis W. Sutherland
- October 22, 2023
Dennis W. Sutherland
Dennis W. Sutherland, “Train Man”, also known as KCØPON signed off on October 18, 2023, at Mercy Medical Center, surrounded by his family. In agreement with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion, Iowa. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Faith Lutheran Church, located at 155 Boyson Road, Marion.
Dennis was born on March 18, 1948, in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Helen (den Hartog) Sutherland. He graduated from Knoxville High School and went on to graduate from Iowa State University with a degree in electrical engineering. On August 29, 1981, Dennis was united in marriage to Linda Henderson at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Marion. He worked for 30 years at Rockwell before spending 15 years at Wabtec Railway Electronics as a systems engineer, until retirement on October 14, 2014. Dennis was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church, being involved with the choir and Pastors class. He enjoyed movies, golfing, HAM radio operating, his model railroad group, and bridge groups. Dennis could always be found at the club house playing bridge, at Kelly Greens club house or on the golf course. He was well known as a great trivia player. Although Dennis was an Iowa State graduate and fan, he loved being a train conductor on the Hawkeye Express on game days. Dennis was a very gentle man, being known for his honesty and integrity. He really enjoyed being a grandpa and great grandpa. Dennis will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dennis is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Linda Sutherland; three children, Kelly Schott of Gladbrook, Iowa, Colleen (Ronald) Keach of West Warick, Road Island, and Richard (Lorenza) Yarnes of La Crescenta, California; five grandchildren, Dawn and Derek Keach, Rachel (Zach) Knaack, and Sierra and Samara Yarnes; great-grandchildren, Zayden Keach and Laramie Sue Knaack; sister-in-law, Amy Sutherland of Minnesota; nephew, Jason (Tracy) Sutherland; and niece, Dr. Pauline (Matt) Meyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Sutherland.
Memorials in Dennis’s memory may be directed to the Faith Lutheran Church Music Program.
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