Dennis “Denny” Charles Reagan

January 11, 1948 - February 7, 2022

Dennis “Denny” Charles Reagan, 74, a seasonal resident of Cape Coral, FL and a lifelong resident of Minnesota, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022, in Cape Coral. He was born January 11, 1948, in Crosby, MN to Tom and Marge Reagan, now deceased.

Denny was a kind, strong, man with an infectious laugh and smile. His presence brightened any room he entered. Denny spent most of his career in sales. Whether it was his work or personal life he always approached them the same. Arrive early for everything, build lasting relationships, give your very best, have fun with everything you do, always finish the job, and take care of others around you. He loved the outdoors, sunsets, feeding the deer at his cabin and golfing in the summertime. Denny built his cabin in northern Minnesota and loved boating, very large bonfires, and spending time with friends and family enjoying a cocktail in a very large glass. Every person who has met Denny has a funny “Denny Story.” He was the ultimate storyteller and jokester. “Beebs” as he was often referred to by his longtime Iron Range friends was someone who went the extra mile to help anyone in need. He loved being a grandpa to his five grandsons and being a part of their school and sporting activities. He lived life with no regrets and always said, “None of us are getting out of this thing alive and if I go today I have had a great life.” He will be missed by so many friends and family.

Denny is survived by his loving companion, Jean Enloe of Cape Coral and Eshquaguma; mother of his children, Wendy Reagan of Gold Canyon, AZ; daughters, Kelly Reagan (Kristina) of Mahtomedi, MN, and Katie Reagan of Shakopee, MN; siblings, Kevin Reagan (Becky) of Blaine, MN, Shan Smilanich of Savage, MN, and Kathy Young of Chesapeake, VA; several nieces and nephews; as well as five grandsons, Noah, Ryan, Tanner, Parker, and Khalil.

A celebration of Denny’s life will be held later this summer at Lake Eshquaguma Country Club in Gilbert, Minnesota. Details to be announced via and FaceBook.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Denny Reagan can be to any of the following organizations he was passionate about:

  • Eshquaguma Country Club Remodeling Fund in Gilbert, Minnesota. Denny wanted to see a new deck built at the Country Club for all who visit to enjoy that “Million Dollar View” of the lake.
  • Meals on Wheels where he spent many hours delivering meals to seniors
  • Fraser Center, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services.
  • Hope Hospice where he spent his final days with loving care

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with his final care.


  1. Jason Sabin Feb 9, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    So sorry. Denny was a great guy who will be truly missed.😥

  2. Wendy Reagan Feb 9, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man. Our family was blessed o have him in our lives and blessed to be the father of our two daughters and five grandsons that he loved so much. Our hearts are broken today with our loss and his legacy will live on forever. He left a great mark in all of the lives that he touched and now you can Rest In Peace with no more suffering.

  3. Dorene and Ron Peifer Feb 9, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    I so remember your Dad at hockey games cheering you on Kelly. He is no longer in pain and our hearts go out to his family. Big hugs you all. And Crosby? I never knew this…did he go to school there for years? We could have passed each other in the hallway!

  4. Rocky Shilhanek Feb 9, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Katie, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing.
    Prayers to you all

  5. Monica Reeves Feb 9, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Katie my prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Martha Cusimano Feb 9, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    A wonderful friend. He will be missed ❤️‍🩹

  7. Paul & Deb Maki Feb 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Dennis was a good friend and we had fun working construction together back in the day. God Bless to all family & loved ones.

  8. Dawn Walker Feb 9, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    What a beautiful tribute. 83 is a special number. I’m happy I’ll get to see 83 on the baseball and football fields. Deepest condolences. Lots of love and huge hugs to Kelly, Kristie and the boys. xoxo

  9. Marlene Witucki Feb 10, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Denny “Beebs” has left quite a legacy. Have often shared the story of Wendy’s baked chicken and banana bread over the years. So very sorry and condolences to the entire family.🙏

  10. Matthew Stimac Feb 10, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    A sad day for me and my brothers. Tom Stimac and John Stimac (now deceased). We spent many of summers with Denny where he was born In Crosby, Minnesota. His infectious personality made it so easy, for all concerned, to be around Denny. His love of family and the out doors will always be the Hallmark of his life. R.I.P. Denny you are missed.

  11. Lisa/Greg Decroo Feb 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Kathy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful brother. Prayers and hugs to your family. The Santa picture and story are just priceless. Thank you for sharing the JOY of him. God bless you all…😘💙🙏😇

  12. Kirby Mirau Feb 10, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Always had time for a couple of jokes. RIP my friend!!!

  13. Denny and Linda Nelson Feb 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    We all have fun memories of Denny! He was a great friend! The Nelson’s and the Reagan’s had many super times, growing up as neighbors. We are so happy that he is no longer in pain, but will miss his smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Linda Stimac Feb 11, 2022 at 12:58 am

    My husband (John Stimac) and I considered Denny (and Wendy) Reagan to be major catalysts of our great love affair which lasted until John died in 2013. Both teachers at the time (1970), I would drive to Minneapolis from my humble internship teaching job in Hinckley. John and I would stay at Denny and Wendy’s apartment for the weekend. And WOW what weekends we four had!!!

    Denny was a born storyteller, supreme joke teller, and above all else, fiercely loved his family, each one of their unique traits, their potential, and how much they meant to him and made him the happy person he was.

    He made a meaningful mark on all of our lives.

  15. Lolly (Roseen) Sabin Feb 11, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Denny was such a friendly, fun-loving guy! I have good memories of time spent with Wendy and Denny years ago. Denny always had a big bear hug for me, whenever we ran into each other over the years. He had a big smile for everyone he knew.
    My sincere sympathy to his family.

  16. Edie Hamilton Feb 11, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Denny was always a delight to be around. We had a few conversations about the range at various 5th of July celebrations. How much Aurora and the range towns put into the celebrations and how much we loved coming back to the range and seeing old friends. Remember all of the good times you shared with him.

  17. Danielle Baudhuin-Peter Feb 12, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Sorry to hear this. Denny was one wonderful man. You will be missed by many

  18. Erik Erie Feb 12, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Denny was such a fun guy to be around and did great volunteer work with the Mesabi East Hall of Fame, Northern Lights Music Festival, and Eshquguma CC. He will be sorely missed.

  19. Donna Kreibich Feb 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Hugs to you and your family!

  20. Floyd Korpi Feb 13, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Kevin and Wendy, Sadden to hear the news about Denny this morning. Always a welcoming person on our return 4th of July trips back to Aurora. I will let Sam Huhta know. They always got along so well together.

  21. Gary Lamppa Feb 13, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Rest In peace my life long friend. I will miss you.

  22. Ollie & Pat Feb 13, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Rest in peace Denny. We have many great memories with you in both Minnesota and Florida. We will miss your smiling face.

  23. Ann willis Feb 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

    “ Cousin Denny” Larger than life…Always a smiling face with cute dimples. As everyone shared he was a special guy and loved by many including me. Anytime he was in Crosby he stopped by my mothers place to take her to lunch (Pat Reagan). He loved family and people in general . He is now at peace and with his peeps.

    Love Ann or as Denny called me Anner Bannaner!

  24. SHERYL EKBERG Feb 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    What a wonderful Tribute. Kelly your dad sounds like an incredible man who left his mark on many hearts. May those memories carry you through your tough days. He is certainly wrapped in the arms of God, may that bring your enormous comfort to you and your family. Many hugs from Dave and I.

  25. Bruce Richardson Mar 1, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Denny is the kind of man to which an obituary cannot do justice, no matter how beautifully written it is. And his is first rate. He was an ardent supporter of all things Range, well-informed of the issues, always happy and friendly, and as genuine a person as one will ever meet. He will be missed.

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