Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary
2060 Commerce Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
Dennis Leo “Denny” Javens, age 64, of Mankato, died accidently Saturday, August 9, 2014, during a dive trip in Cheboygan, Michigan.
A Celebration of Denny's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Northview – North Mankato Mortuary, with Chaplain Ava Adams-Morris officiating. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday at North Mankato Mortuary and continues one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Owatonna Dive Club or donor's choice.
Denny was born November 5, 1949 to Don and Harriet (Boerboom) Javens in Marshall, MN. On July 1, 1972, Denny was united in marriage to Linda in rural Russell, MN. Denny was a Master Steam Fitter and Plumber. He was the Minnesota State University – Mankato Plumbing and Fittings Supervisor for over 30 years. Denny had a true passion for the outdoors, especially any activity that included water. He loved fishing, diving, camping, biking, and sailing. Denny was a lifetime member and the current Vice President of the Owatonna Dive Club. He was a certified SCUBA Dive Master and had his captain's license for sailing. He also loved to experiment with “fruit of the vine”. Most of all, Denny loved spending time with his family. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Denny is survived by his loving wife, Linda of Mankato; son, Dean James (Monica) Javens of Henderson; daughters, Dawn Jote Serena Elizabeth (Jason) Laudenbach of St. Augusta and Kari Jean (Eric) Ziegler of Vernon Center; grandchildren, Kayleigh and Desiree Javens, Maddy Meyer, Todd Ziegler, Braydin Ziegler, and Jared and Anna Laudenbach; brothers, Duane (Jean) Javens of Mankato and Kenny (Jody) Javens of Mankato; sister, Darlene (Wayne) Kruse of Amboy; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.