Dennis Joseph Michel of Ankeny


Dennis Joseph Michel was born July 1, 1970, in Maquoketa, Iowa. He tragically passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, at Lake of the Ozarks while trying to save his brother-in-law’s life.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of seven years, Missey Michel; their children, Lydia Michel, 7, and Landon Michel, 5; his parents, Gary Michel and Shirley Riniker; sister, Anji (Justin) Kelderman, and their children, Tyson, Peyton, Lindsey and Cade; brother, Brian Michel; sister, Lori (Jason) Handeland, and their daughter, Lilly; grandfather, Alvin Michel; parents-in-law, Mike (Laura) Allen and Patti Allen; sister-in-law, Mindy Seeman, and her sons, Kaden and Brady; grandparents-in-law, Alice Allen and Jerry Kissinger; other loving relatives; and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Berniece Michel and Oscar and Sylvia Sommers; and his grandparents-in-law, Marlin Long, Joyce Kissinger and Ernest Allen.

The family will greet friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday, August 5 at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1102 N.W. Weigel Dr. in Ankeny. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6 at the church, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Denny for his children’s education. On-line condolences may be expressed at


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