Dennis Saunders

COMMONWEALTH, Wis. – Dennis H. Saunders, 74, of Homestead passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, while doing what he loved most, riding his bright blue trike motorcycle on a beautiful sunny day.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Dennis worked a variety of jobs during his lifetime; but the job he enjoyed the most was his security position at Amoco Oil Co. in Chicago.

He is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Karen; one son, Harry Saunders of Troy, Mont.; five grandchildren, Chad, Wade, Dustin, Tara Rose and Jade; their mother, Karen and three great-grandchildren.

In August 2013, Dennis traveled west to spend time with his son and family. He traveled the entire distance to and from Montana on his beloved motorcycle. It was a dream he was able to fulfill and he treasured the time spent with his family there.

Dennis is also survived by a stepson, Ric Stream; two step-grandchildren, Richard and Melinda Johnson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Joe Pluff and his little dog Buddy.

The family would like to thank those who came upon his accident and reported it, the Florence County Sheriff’s Department and Rescue Squad for all that they did.

Dennis will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Graveside services will be announced at a future date. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate.

Burial will be in the Aurora-Homestead Cemetery in Aurora, Wis.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Dennis, or leave a condolence for his family online at

The family has chosen the JacobsFuneral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Dennis’ legacy of life.