In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his step. Proverbs 16:9
Dennis (Denny) Sininger, 71, of West Union, Ohio passed away on June 13, 2018 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio after an extended illness. Denny was born on October 1, 1946 on a farm near Greenfield, Ohio. His parents, Carl and Bessie Sininger, resided there while Carl was employed on the farm.
Denny graduated from West Union High School in the Class of 1964. As an active, well-liked popular young man, he worked for many years at the hardware store in West Union owned by Jim and Jane Harsha. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy, where he served as an Electrician's Mate from February 21, 1966 until May 9, 1969. After serving his country, Denny returned to civilian life and was blessed with the birth of his beautiful daughter, Rebeka, born in 1983.
Denny was a Brown County businessman for many years and he continued to follow this path in life until severe health problems surfaced and he was unable to work. After suffering with complications from an aneurysm, he made his home with his father and mother in West Union. He was content playing cards in the basement with his dad, attending church services on Sundays at the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Conversations with Denny would always challenge your spelling. While communicating with him a family member was asked to spell "God". During their talk Denny looked up to Heaven and said, "Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sins" - a very special event in Denny's life.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Bessie Sininger, and younger brother, Teddy, who was killed in action December 1968 during the Vietnam War. The family suffered a tremendous loss with Teddy's passing and drew closer in the years to come.
In 2010, Denny joined the "family" of veterans of the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown. It was here he spent the last years of his life getting to know many veterans from this area. He was honored to have his father, Carl, join him there as a resident of the home for a short time before his passing, and it was here that Denny passed away.
Denny is survived by his daughter Rebeka Lewis and her husband Adam of Seaman, Ohio, and sisters Sandra Berry of West Union and Pam Evans and her husband Owen of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by several dear nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Services for Denny will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Visitation is from noon until 1 pm. The funeral is at 1 pm with Pastor Steve Darby officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirker Cemetery located near West Union in Liberty Township. A military service will be performed by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Boulevard, Mt. Orab Ohio 45154.
Life is but a stopping place; a pause in what's to be, a resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys; different paths along the way, we all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay. Our destination is a place; far greater than we know, for some the journey's grander, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends; we'll claim a great reward, and find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord. Author Unknown Here he lies where he longed to be; home is the sailor, home from the sea. Robert Louis Stevenson
Esta Deborah Clyta Carter - Jun 18, 2018
Sorry for your loss.
Paul stevenson - Jun 18, 2018
Denny and I had some great times together sorry for your loss he was a great guy lot of fun to be with
Kerry Smith - Jun 17, 2018
Loss of a love one is never easy but our hope is in the Lord and life everlasting.
Hazel Grigson Egleston - Jun 16, 2018
So sorry to hear of Denny's passing...I have been on vacation and wish I could have said goodbye ...we will all miss him...Who is going to challenge my spelling now? RIP DWS
Rosella Phipps - Jun 15, 2018
So sorry to hear this, I have so many fond memories of Denny, he was also a dear friend to my brothers as well.
Dianna & Ed Neary - Jun 15, 2018
So sorry for your loss!! You are all in our thoughts!!
Kristi Sininger Rosenbaum - Jun 15, 2018
It seems there was a whole lifetime forgotten from Dad' lifeline. This is understandable, yet
still hurtful. On behalf of my siblings (Denny's stepchildren from his first wife, Bobbie Ann) Rick, Donna, Darlene, Mark, and Roy, as well as myself, Kristi, would like to say that we are happy that Dad found Christ before he passed. Again having him as a dad, was bittersweet. May he rest in peace.
Becky Sininger Smith - Jun 15, 2018
Sweet memories of Denny at the house on 125 in West Union. Yes, the best family ever, and thankful for Denny's decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal saviour...and am looking forward to seeing him again! Love to Sandy, Pam, and Families....XO
- Jun 15, 2018
Sorry for your loss
David Sininger - Jun 15, 2018
So many childhood memories of the visits to West Union and with Denny, Teddy, Sandy, Pam, Uncle Carl and Aunt Bessie. The memories of the family reunions are lasting memories. Denny was always a joy to be around and we can be sure he is having a good time in heaven enjoying his reward. Again, shows the fragility of life. Our loss is heaven's gain and we will all be together again one day for the ultimate family reunion.
Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/NSDAR - Jun 15, 2018
The Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution extend our sympathy on the loss of your loved one. We are grateful for his service to our nation.
Carol & Tim Daniel - Jun 15, 2018
We extend our deep sympathy to all the family. May God give comfort and peace to all.
Janet and Gerry Raines - Jun 15, 2018
Many happy memories of Denny. Loved his wit and sense of humor.. Prayers,hugs,and love to each sibling and A Great Big Hug Rebekah... Knowing that he became accepted Jesus Christ as his saviour is the best testimony to leave.... Love to all. Janet and Gerry
Dianne Mahaffey - Jun 15, 2018
Each word of this reading creates a flood of emotions. So proud to be his cousin and a member of the best family ever. May God bless everyone and keep you in his loving care.
Charlie - Jun 15, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Denny. Many fond memories of playing with him, Teddy, Sandy and Pam at Uncle Carl and Aunt Bessie’s home. Denny was a joy to be around.
A lot of family reunions together. Enjoy your reward Denny....
Maurice Riffle and Jan Faulkner - Jun 15, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Dennys passing. You all are in my prayers.
Bettie & Charlie Grooms - Jun 15, 2018
So sorry! When he was in high school, he always had a smile and something funny to say.
Eric Carnahan - Jun 15, 2018
Sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He was one of my favorite residents when I worked at the home. I have many fond memories of Carl and Betsy coming to visit him. RIP Denny.
Janice Edingfield - Jun 14, 2018
Sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Thankful for his service to our country! You are in my thoughts and prayers.