If he had his way about things Dennis “Denny”?Kinnetz might still be in the United States Army. Denny served his country from 1979-1987 in places like Germany and Turkey until he was forced to take a 100% disability.
If he had his way about things Dennis “Denny”?Kinnetz might still be in the United States Army. Denny served his country from 1979-1987 in places like Germany and Turkey until he was forced to take a 100% disability. But, this former soldier still greets you at the door with a “Yes Sir,” and wears a hat with ‘U.S.?Army’ emblazoned across the front.
The greatest battle of Denny’s life began in the fall of 2009. “I came down with pneumonia,” said Denny. “It was then the doctor found a spot on my right lung and by December I had been diagnosed with it.”
Since December Denny has undergone four triple strength chemotherapy treatments. At the present time his doctor is pleased with the way the cancerous lung has responded to the treatment. He does face the possibility of surgery to remove a part of the right lung infected with the cancer. “I should know about that in a couple of days,” Denny said. “I spent yesterday in Rochester[May12, 2010].”
Denny, a native Iowan, enjoys spending time camping with Lynette and the couple’s 13 year son, Matthew. “I also have to watch NASCAR when we camp,” Denny was quick to add.
The Kinnetz’s have one daughter, Jessi, who lives in?St. James. Denny and Lynette have been married for 20 years. Lynette is the Human Resource Director for Wilcon Construction Company in?St. James.
As Denny talks about his cancer he is ever mindful that in his and Lynette’s family they have in the last year lost four loved ones to the disease. “I have two cousins who are battling cancer as well as myself,” said Denny.
A benefit evening of fun, dancing and raffles will take place this coming Saturday,?May 22nd, at the St. James American Legion. Food will be served beginning at 6pm and music will begin at 8pm. The benefit is being organized by Mandy Janzen and Dana Avila.