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Dennis Lynn Figi
Dennis Lynn Figi

Dennis Lynn Figi, age 65 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at his home on February 26, 2021 after battling amyloidosis and cancer for more than ten years. He was born on October 3, 1955 in Monroe, the son of Dewayne and Ida Marie (Larson) Figi. He lived his entire life on the farm that his great-grandfather purchased in 1900, and graduated from Monroe High School in 1973. Dennis married Debbie A. Kleckner on July 18, 2011 in Monroe, after having been together since 1981.

Dennis always worked on the family farm, but he also had many other jobs over the years, including selling seed for Federal and driving for Janesville Brick and Tile. He was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose, the Darlington Saddle Club, and the Blackhawk Saddle Club. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and deer hunting and was a Green Bay Packer fan. Over the last decade, he took pride in making apple cider every fall, using apples harvested from the farm, and sharing the experience with a growing number of family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Debbie of Monroe; sons: Brian (Milissa) Hawthorn of Colorado Springs, CO and Chad (Christy) Hawthorn of Yorkville, IL; grandchildren: Clayton Hawthorn and Brittany (Nick) Epperhart; siblings: Matt Figi, Pete (Annie) Figi and Alice (Jerry) Brooks, all of Monroe; sister-in-law, Donna (Dick Nelson) Flynn of Plano, IL; plus, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Tom and Cynthia Figi; parents-in-law: Kenneth Kleckner, Mary Ann Kleckner-Matthews, and Chet Matthews; sister-in-law, Julie Marks; and special friend, Harry Olson.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: