Dehnke, James Dean (Jim, Jimmy) of Prior Lake, MN was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin on August 20, 1961, to Herman G. Dehnke and Patricia (Smieja) Niccum. After a valiantly fought battle with glioblastoma, Jim passed away at Reflections End of Life Care on the Three Links Care Center Campus in Northfield on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Jim was an avid Packers football fan and owner. He loved watching sports of all kinds with his family and friends. In the summer his vegetable garden was his pride and joy. He loved working for the Star Tribune, UPS, and Simon Delivers. His love of beer was known in every neighborhood he lived in, and he even started a Beer Night in America. He was passionate about spending time and competing in rib competitions with his son Jake, friends Jon and Kristy Bigalk along with the entire Just North of Memphis Competition Team.

Jim is survived by his parents, Herman and Patricia, his sister Carol (David) Rumpel, brothers John (Dee Dee) Dehnke, Jerry (Laura) Dehnke, first wife Kris (Farner) Dehnke, children Samantha (Garrett) Dehnke-Turpin, and Jake Dehnke, as well as many nieces and nephews, many extended family members, and friends that he thought of as family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Goldine and Reinhold Dehnke, Amelia and Julius Smieja, niece Cassandra, stepfather David Niccum, stepmother Margie (Campbell) Dehnke, and his second wife Kathryn (Weber) Dehnke.

Special thanks to the Teamsters 638, the incredibly innovative care team from Mayo Clinic, Heartland Hospice, excellent care of Visiting Angels, and Reflections Care Center at Three Links in Northfield.

A celebration of life gathering will be at Bierman Funeral Home, 1316 Division St. S, Northfield, MN on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. There will be a short service beginning at 2:00 PM. All are invited to reminisce and visit. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory.