Denny Obrecht | Death notice | news-gazette.com

TUSCOLA – Denny Burlin Obrecht, 74, from Tuscola died at his home surrounded by family members on Saturday January 1, 2022.

The funeral will be at 10:30 am on Friday January 7 at the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church, 2010 Three Hierarchs Court, Champaign, with Reverend Father Michael Condos as celebrant. Visitations will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6 at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. Please follow COVID-19 protocols. Interment will take place in the cemetery of the canton of Tuscola with military rites in the cemetery.

Denny was born March 31, 1947 in Detroit, son of Burlin C. and Frances V. (Lemny) Obrecht. He married Susan E. Vaughn on April 27, 1974 in Chicago. She survives.

His daughters, Angela (Dan) Bronke of Nashville, Crystal (Bryan) Bourcier de Fort. Wayne, Ind., And Bonnie (Edwin) Fernandez of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren, Joséphine, Johnathan and Jacob Bronke, Caillat and Cullen Bourcier and Ellasandra and Ezra Fernandez; brother, Greg (Beverly) Obrecht of Tuscola; and aunts, Sandra Gerth of Tuscola and Mary Goddard of Melbourne, Florida.

His parents died before him.

Denny was a dedicated member of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church in Champaign. He graduated from Tuscola Community High School in 1965. He received an associate’s degree in dental technology from SIU-Carbondale in 1973.

Denny owned and operated the Obrecht Dental Laboratory in Tuscola until his retirement in 2008. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Denny was a member of the Elks Club and the Tuscola Moose Lodge.

He loved vintage cars, especially Corvettes, and was a member of the Coles County Corvette Club. Denny loved spending time on his boat.

Online condolences can be shared at hilligossshraderfh.com.

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