Dennis Leslie Scifert, 75, of Arab died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at his beloved home.
Mr. Scifert was born June 27, 1944, in Lafayette, Ind., to Jeannette and Fred Scifert. He was married to Wanda “Betty Sue” Scifert for 31 years.
He retired after 25 years at Boeing at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed spending time with family and friends showing off his shooting skills both at the gun range and at his home.
He also enjoyed flying small aircraft including crop dusting and adjusting small airplane crashes for insurance companies.
He was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars for his service in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 including time spent in the Philippines and Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife: Betty Sue Scifert; sisters: Wanda Mitchell of Frankfort, Ind., and Michelle Lach of Gary, Ind.; brother: Lonnie Scifert of Mulberry, Ind.; two children: Kelle Eisenhauer of La Vista, Neb., and Kyle Scifert of Elgin, Ill.; three stepchildren: Shane Hallman, Tina Toler and Angela Ash; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by brothers: Loren Scifert and Kerry Scifert.
The viewing and memorial service will be noon to 2 p.m. today, Aug. 17, 2019, at Gober Funeral Chapel. He will be cremated following the service and laid to rest in Remington, Ind.
A service will be held at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Remington, Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.