Dennis Neil Witheril September 5, 1942 - June 13, 2022

Dennis N. Witheril, 79, passed away at his home in Enumclaw, WA on June 13, 2022.

 

Denny was born to Alfred Frederick and Evelyn Mae (O’Neil) Witheril in Grand Forks, ND. He married his “Bride,” Karen Kae Spicer in 1963 and their family was complete with the birth of their children Dennis Neil Jr. (Pete) and Victoria Kae.

 

In 1966, with few employment prospects, Denny bravely moved his family to Seattle, WA where he began working at Gai’s Bakery within days of arriving. Denny eventually worked his way up to driver/salesman of the Kent/Auburn area where he was valued and respected by his customers and peers. He was a proud Teamster Local 227 member for 38 years. After retirement in 2003 and nearly 40 years in West Seattle, Denny and Karen relocated to Enumclaw, WA to be closer to their children.

 

Denny was a man of simple pleasures who believed in hard work and family. He enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and music performances, fishing, walking, reality tv, going to the casino, having the greenest lawn in the neighborhood, and a home-cooked meal with a cold beer.

 

Denny is survived by his loyal wife of 58 years, Karen; beloved children, Pete Witheril (Rocio) of Newcastle WA, Vicki (Ryan) McCune of Black Diamond, WA; adored grandchildren, Lexi V. Perez and Ian C. McCune; sister Kathleen Songas of Grantsburg, WI; sister-in-law Peggy Witheril of Grand Forks, ND, and two nieces and a nephew.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Fred Witheril.

 

By Denny’s request, there will be no memorial service. In honor of his memory, donations may be made to CHI Franciscan Hospice Foundation at chifranciscan.org/Support-Franciscan or (253) 680-3696.