Dennis Niswander


Mr. Fixit was on his license plates and was the ultimate description of Dennis. He could literally fix anything, was he a technician, an electrician, a carpenter, a builder, a human calculator, or an architect-designer? If you knew him the answer was YES!

Dennis loved cooking and eating good food which could never be accomplished without the important element of conversation, and a little more conversation, and not to be undone by the absolute best long Minnesota good-byes. He loved the outdoors, whether traveling to Florida, Mexico, or staying in Minnesota he found a way to spend the day fishing.

Dennis William Niswander, 64, of Shevlin Minnesota passed away October 5th, 2021.

Dennis is survived by his wife Jamie Freeman, his daughters Jaime Niswander, Tami Niswander (Andrew Hougard), Beth Kolwalski (Davis), Jenna McDougall (Jay), his step-children Breanna Denson (Tim), and Colby Peterson (Miranda) his mother Betty Julin, and his siblings Susan Niswander, Nancy Restemeyer, Mary (Doug) Dyrdahl, and Steve Niswander, and his 9 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his dad Clifford DeWitt Niswander, his niece Tara, and his great-nephew Wyatt.

Dennis was born September 28, 1957, in Sleepyeye Minnesota, he graduated from Bagley high school in 1976 and went on to complete a technical degree from Alexandria Technical College.

Dennis was a father to 4 daughters, who he raised as a single father and maintained a close relationship with them all through adulthood, which then expanded to his grandchildren.

Dennis married Jamie Freeman after his youngest daughter graduated high school. Jamie and Dennis loved to remodel houses together and spend weekends at their lake cabin.

Dennis was always willing to help with any project family members were working on and was always there to lend a helping hand to friends, neighbors, and his church community. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bemidji, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00pm, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bemidji, MN, and from 11:00am-12:30pm, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bemidji. Arrangements are with the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji

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