Dennis Ekstrand

FENCE, Wis. – Dennis E. Ekstrand, 75, of Fence, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veteran’s Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

He was born Jan. 7, 1939, in Braham, Minn., son of the late Edgar and Bertha (Olstrom) Ekstrand. Dennis was raised on a family farm in Minnesota and graduated from high school there.

He went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Dennis married Ramona Bigalk in January 2002. Dennis operated a funny farm in Fence, where he raised a variety of different animals.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Ramona and his dog Ladybug of Fence.

In accordance with Dennis’ wishes, no public services will be held.

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

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home, Florence to honor Dennis’s legacy of life.