In loving memory of

Dennis Bednarek
June 24, 1963 - June 21, 2022

Dennis Bednarek, 58 year old resident of Little Falls died Tuesday, June 21 at his home in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 27 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Mark Botzet officiating. The burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Harding, MN. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. on Monday June 27 all visitation time will be held at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN.

Dennis Bednarek was born June 24, 1963 in Little Falls to the late Edward and Ardell (Dembouski) Bednarek. He grew up in Little Falls and attended school at Lincoln Elementary school. While in high school, Dennis worked at Coborn's grocery. Dennis graduated from Little Falls Community High School with the class of 1981. As a young boy, Dennis and his brother Doug, took many trips with their dad, Eddie. After completing his schooling, Dennis began his life long career as an over the road driver. He owned and operated Bednarek Trucking from 1981 until his death. He also worked for a short time with Barton Sand and Gravel in Maple Grove, MN for a few years. Dennis was always looking for a business opportunity in hauling frack sand or general freight. He was known for taking the scenic route when taking a joy ride, instead of taking the long way. When he wasn't trucking, Dennis enjoyed boating on the Mississippi river with friends, socializing, eating out and considered himself a foodie. This past year Dennis and his mother, Ardell purchased a winter home in Fort Myers, FL. He was a member of the Minnesota Truckers Association and the Forty Niners Union. He will be remembered as fun loving and a friend to all!

Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Doug (Mary) Bednarek of Little Falls; niece and nephew, Hannah Bednarek of Sparks, NV, Michael (Marae Retka) Bednarek, great-niece Rylee Bednarek all of Little Falls, and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Bednarek in 1986; mother, Ardell Killeaney on June 7, 2022 and an infant brother, Joseph Bednarek.

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Dennis.


Faye wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"Doug, Mary and family, so sorry of your loss so soon after mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in his mighty arms and guide you thru this difficult time. Chuck and Faye Santala"

Irene Brisk wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"Doug, Mary, and family. May God hold you close at this difficult time. My prayers are with you"

Charlie and Dianne Ledbetter wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Doug, Mary and family We are so very sorry for your devastating loss... Prayers, hugs and love Charlie and Dianne"

Janel, Mike and Maddy Lepinski wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Your family is in our thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. "

Brian Stichter wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Going to miss you Cuz. We had a bunch of mischievous fun as kids. R.I.P. Brian"

Sharon (Matros) Engelhardt wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"My sympathies to Denny?s family. "

Beverly Gangl wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Lots of hugs and prayers to Denny's family! Mike and Bev Gangl "

Renae Schneider wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Doug, Mary, and family so very sorry for your loss. May memories and the thought that Denny and your mom and dad are reunited bring you some comfort. Gods Blessings and Peace. Hugs!"

Connie Fenske wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Faith is choosing God even when life doesnt make sense. Doug, Mary & family, no words can describe how sorry we are in the sudden loss of Dennis. May it bring you comfort that your Mom and Dennis are now celebrating a new life together! May God hold you with his love and soon give you peace! Our Love.. Dan & Connie Fenske "

Greg and Wendy Zylka wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Doug. Mary and family... and all of the Dennis Bernarek fsmily our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time."

Laurie Ochoa wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Doug and Mary and family my sympathy to you."