Dennis Lee Wanner, Sr.

Dennis Lee Wanner, Sr., 66, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly at the Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Dennis resided at 254 Park Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Born August 30, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Clarence Cunningham and Pearl Virginia (Sheaffer) Wanner.  He was preceded in death by two siblings: a sister, Terry A. (Sheaffer) Kritser and a brother, Robert E. Sheaffer.

Dennis enjoyed entertaining and he possessed the uncanny ability to light-up a room with his smile and laughter; especially when he turned on his unconventional style of humor.  He loved singing, dancing, and listing to music; but most of all he enjoyed having a good time with family and friends.

Over the years, he was a laundry worker and he worked at several local hotel establishment. Due to existing health issues, Dennis has been disabled for the past 10 years.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis and Charles; a brother, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family members most who reside in Lancaster.

His arrangements are handled by Cremation Services of Lancaster.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Dennis will be placed to rest with his parents at the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery in East Earl, Pennsylvania.  To leave an online condolence, please visit:

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  • Denny ,so sorry to hear about your Dad, since I live in Az I didn’t get to know him when he was older but when he was about 12 ,I played cards with him & Terry a few times @ my Mom & Dad’s house & even then he had a great sense of humor 🙂 May the Lord comfort your hearts & give you peace …sending love & prayers .

  • Sorry for your loss. I know first-hand how it feels to loose a parent. Savor your good memories and let thebad go. RIP Dennis.

  • thank you for all the joy and love you gave to us , you will be missed so much. we hope you light up the faces of many that are already in heaven. R.I.P. .

  • RIP Dennis have so many Memories of things you did and that we did together
    The 2 things I remember the most is when you were a kid on Locust St and you came out the door and you had dyed your hair Black you Mom told you to go was it out I said well wait till I get my camera and I took it with my 8 melameter to bad they didn’t have sound back then.The other one is when we took you in the Country with us to visit my aunt and uncle horse and buggy Mennonite and you rode double on a work horse and you fell off and the horse stepped on your arm not funny but the medicine they gave you sure was different shocked me but they had a big bottle of Whiskey they gave you a big shot of it straight you fell asleep on the couch they said see it works you moved a little bit so my Uncle gave you some more then we were eating supper I was so anxious to get you to Lancaster to get you to the hospital told Uncle Roger be better take you home let your Mom &Dad know what happened besides I think he is sleeping because he is drunk which I think you were your upper arm was about 4 times bigger then it should have been.Thank God it wasn’t broke but it was really bruised. Later years I remember everytime we. Were visiting and staying with Aunt Florence who lived in Quarryvile I would call you and Rich and we would have dinner together at the family restuarant at Quarryvile Florence always enjoyed it so much too.
    You are gone now but will never be forgotten have so many Memories of our times together Love You Very Much❤❤
    Aunt Mary & Uncle Roger

  • May you rest peacefully, i know you will be entertaining everyone up in heaven! My condolences to the family, he will be greatly missed.

  • Srry for your loss my condolences to you all i remember him he was a funny man wen i went with robin to see him .

  • To both of my boys, my heart goes out to you for the loss of your dad. Your father’s memory may bring tears in your eyes today, I hope you’ll honor these memories with a smile someday. Love you guys
    Love mom

  • Rip uncle Den
    I will always remember the fun we had through the years .you are so loved by so many and we will never forget you
    Love you , missyou
    Your neice
    Tammy lynn

    • So sorry to hear that uncle Dennis has gone home to be with god rest an worry no more fly high

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