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Dennis C. Running, also known as “Electric Eye”, “Cash”, “Dirty Dennis,” 69, died Friday at his daughter’s home. He was born in Racine, June 26, 1950, son of the late Gene and Marceline (Nee: Lui) Running.

Dennis was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1968”. He was employed by Styberg Engineering for many years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also actively involved in raising funds for New Years Splash and Dash at Peg and Lou’s. Dennis will forever be remembered for his generosity playing Santa.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Jackie (Andy) Jansta, Perry (Danielle) Running; his four grandchildren, Jensen Kennow (fiance Nick Piteros), Mackenna Larson, Elliott Running, Bennett Running; brothers, Donald (Karen) Running, Timothy Running (partner Mel Stevens); nephew, Joshua (Amanda) Running and their son, Porter; niece, Erin Running; special cousin, Dale (Gail) Seinas; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa King.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 16th, 3 p.m. at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.