Dennis Elgen, 88, of Culbertson died Oct. 13, 2022, in his home.
He was born the second of three sons to Phillip and Inger Elgen on Feb. 26, 1934. He grew up in Grey Cliff.
His love of flying started around the age of 5. He achieved his pilot’s license at the age of 16 in Big Timber. After his time away in the Army, he went to aeronautics school in Tulsa, Okla, with his new bride, Olga, in 1957. They were blessed with six daughters, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He had many talents and a love of many things. Teaching many to fly, fabricating his own tools, woodworking, baking cookies, sewing, fishing, hunting and he enjoyed photography, as well.
He was known to many for his love of airplanes and flying. He served on the school board and was also active in his church. He had a strong patriotic love for his country.
He is survived by his wife, Olga; daughters, Debbie Lombardo, Kathie Elgen, Karen Sather, Dixie Berwick, Lori Jasper and Linda Hinds.
His celebration of life was held Monday, Oct. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson. Rev. Gretchen Wagner officiated. Burial will be at a later date in Big Timber.