He was a member of the community since 1977 having moved from Gove County. Dennis was a retired truck driver.
On October 11, 1968 he married Sandra Wilson in Leoti, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Two children Todd VanCleave (Shelly) of Tonganoxie, Kansas
Larae Eckhardt (Kevin) of Henderson, Nevada
Six Grandchildren Conner VanCleave of Tonganoxie, Kansas
Wren VanCleave of Tonganoxie, Kansas
Kaila Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Tatum Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Ian Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
Evan Eckhardt of Henderson, Nevada
One Brother Bill (Sharon) VanCleave of Bloomfield, Iowa
Two Sisters Shirley Hoksbergen (Kenny) of Grinnell, Iowa
Sandra (Mike) Little of Barnes City, Iowa
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, SharonHendricks; Two brothers, Dwayne VanCleave, Mike VanCleave; one son, WadeVanCleave.
Private family interment will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Dennis VanCleave Memorial Fund in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.