Dennis 'Denny' Tursso

Tursso, Dennis "Denny" Age 82 of Sunfish Lake, Minnesota Dennis "Denny" Tursso passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2022, surrounded by his family. Dennis was born in Saint Paul, MN in 1939, the oldest of 3 children. He graduated from Monroe High School and studied Business Administration at the University of Minnesota. Dennis also proudly served in the US National Guard. From humble beginnings, Dennis worked three jobs in high school to help support his family. He began his professional career in sales and was quickly recognized as a top contributor. He believed that anything could be accomplished with hard work. In 1970, Dennis purchased Dawson Patterson Printing Company and later changed the name to Tursso Companies, fulfilling his dream of owning his own business. Dennis earned the respect of his colleagues and friends for his drive, enthusiasm and vision. Tursso Companies recently celebrated it's 50th Anniversary, thriving as his proud legacy. In 1977, Dennis married Jackie, the love of his life, and became a devoted father to her 3 daughters. Dennis and Jackie were blessed with a 40-year marriage. Together, they traveled the world, though Dennis most loved the "good old USA", especially their home in Longboat Key. There, they developed many treasured friendships. In addition to his wife and family, Dennis loved classic and exotic cars, boating, cigars, and his Yorkies. Dennis is preceded in death by his mother, Ceceila Tursso, and his wife, Jacqueline Tursso. He is survived by daughters Shannon (Mark) Buschman, Melissa (Carl) Wangberg and Michelle (Brad) Rencher; grandchildren Morgan, Abigail, Anamaria, Jack, Olivia, Emily, William and Lauren; siblings Marianne Richard and Gregory (Terri) Tursso and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday, January 21, 2022 with Visitation one hour prior, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (1938 Stanford Avenue, St. Paul). Internment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).