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Pedro James Dennis

Pedro James Dennis
Pedro James Dennis
- July 2, 2018

Pedro Dennis, age 18, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital as a result of a farm accident.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, at the Philip High School Football Field with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Pedro James Dennis was born March 24, 2000 to George “Lee” and Nicole (Falk) Dennis in Pierre, South Dakota.

Pedro grew up in Philip and at the age of four started wrestling. At the age of six he rode his first bucking pony at the first annual Philip Bronc Match. This was the start of his love for rodeo.

Throughout his school years he participated in football, wrestling, rodeo, basketball, and track. Pedro was a member of the FFA, Choir, Student Council, and Class of 2019 officer at various times. Pedro won many awards including all conference in football and state champion bull rider in 4-H as well as many other awards including the Dallas Hettinger Memorial Award.

Pedro was the social butterfly of the family and frequently hosted poker night at the “Pit” along with being involved with many other social activities around town. Pedro also loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his parents Lee and Nicole Dennis of Philip; one brother Victor Dennis of Philip; one sister Danna Abla of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; paternal grandparents George and Shirley Dennis of Philip; maternal grandparents Scott and Deb Falk of Wahpeton, North Dakota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother Reo Dennis.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.


Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785