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Dennis Leigh Chartier Jr.


November 14, 2017

ASHLAND, Wis. - Dennis Leigh Chartier Jr., 37, of Ashland, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Ashland.

He was born Jan. 3, 1980, in Hibbing, Minn., son of Dennis Sr. and Gina (Hart) Chartier. Dennis attended schools in Middletown, R.I., and Bessemer. He received an Automotive Mechanic Certificate from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Mich.

Dennis was employed locally at Big Powderhorn Lodging Association as a reservationist. He was a cook at various restaurants in the area and an auto mechanic at the Spur Gas Station in Ironwood. He enjoyed working on cars. His truck was his biggest passion, along with snowboarding.

He is survived by his mother, Gina Hart, of Bessemer; a sister, Christy (Jason) Olberding, a niece and goddaughter, Avery Olberding, a nephew, Isaac Olberding, all of Marion, Iowa; his uncles, Hunter (Bonnie) Chartier and Gordon (Dawn) Hart; and his aunts, Nancy (Wayne) Gross, Carrie Hall, Jane Hart and Cindy Chartier. Also surviving is Dennis's best friend and buddy, Fred (Sara) Cattelan, of Ironwood. Numerous uncles, aunts and cousins survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis L. Chartier Sr., on April 7, 2003; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Gerry Hart; and paternal grandparents, Bill and Maureen Chartier.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer at 10 a.m. Rev. Dominic Agyapong will be the celebrant. Dennis's family will receive relatives and friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Frick Zielinski Funeral Home, 304 S. Sophie St., in Bessemer on Friday.

Cremation will take place.

Spring inurnment will take place in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Range Funeral Service & Crematory, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home of Bessemer has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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