Dennis W. Pecinovsky, 71, of Cresco, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Regional Health Services of Howard County. A memorial mass is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, with Father Nick March presiding. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home 123 North Main Street, Protivin, with a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dennis was born Sept. 28, 1942, son of William G. and Helen (Stika) Pecinovsky in Howard County. Dennis married Frances Boeding March 8, 1965. As partners, Dennis and Frances lived and farmed near Cresco. Together they raised eight children: Mary Kerian Sanger, Ron (Rachel) Kerian, Marilyn (Keith) Schmitt, Tom (Brenda Meier) Kerian, Linda (Lyndon) Heiselman, Laura (Kevin) Smith, Denise (Tracy) Northup and Paul (Melinda Lindell) Pecinovsky. Besides spending time with the love of his life, Frances, his children, grandchildren and friends, Dennis was passionate about farming, collecting toy tractors (especially Case IH) and listening to polka music (especially Mollie B).

Dennis also is survived by many loving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Anna Sanger, Adam (Julia) Kerian, Trenton and Ava; Bryan Kerian, Cassie Kerian, Ben Kerian, Victoria Kerian, Samantha Kerian, Zach and A.J. Zeman, Aaron Schmitt, Allison Schmitt, Nicole (Kerian) and Drew Adey, Matt Kerian, Angie West, Brad West, Casey West, Alex Heiselman, Garrett Heiselman, Erica Heiselman, Connor Smith, Dalton Smith, Abby Northup, Ryan Northup and Eden Northup.