Dennis S. Burmood, 79, of Lexington passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home.

Denny, you left us early Thanksgiving surrounded by your family, Jo, Kim, Chris, Ben and Blake. We are thankful we were there to hold your hand, to let you know you are loved and will be missed. Your leaving tore a hole in our hearts. We want you to know that you battled this cancer with dignity and grace. However, cancer does not define you. Your legacy is how you treated people. How accepted and respected you made each of us feel.

Dennis Sheridan Burmood was born to Tex and Bobbie Burmood August 5, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Denny spent his first 14 years traveling with his parents from state to state, as his dad was a lineman for Bell Telephone. When he was school age he lived with his Grandma and Grandpa Burmood in Grand Island. Summer months were spent at Grandma Oliver in Shelton, where his uncles taught him to hunt and fish. This nomadic lifestyle ended when Bobbie, Tex and Denny settled in Lexington where his brother Michael was born.

Denny participated in band, quartet and football at Lexington High School. He was proud to be part of the 1958 Hall of Fame Lexington football team. After graduating he attended Kearney State College.

Denny met Jo Milhoan while detasseling corn one summer. They were married three years later at the Methodist Church in Lexington. They were blessed with three children, Kim, Chris and Ben and grandchildren: Zach, Jaden, Blake and Frankie Jo.

Denny was a great friend and hard working guy. You may remember him from helping you at Sixth Street Foods. He may have poured you a beer at the Vet's Club or shown you the door at the Blue Lounge. Denny may have pulled the chute for your big ride at the Plum Creek Rodeo. Together Denny and Jo created their business, Fine Touch. He was a good neighbor and never met a stranger. Denny and Jo welcomed all into their home. Many alone for the holidays found a home at the Burmood's. If you were sick, he visited you in the hospital. If you needed a ride, he was at your front door. If you needed a friend, he was there.

There will be so many missed moments. Who's going to dance like there's no tomorrow? How do we face Christmas without your lights illuminating our home? Who will trap the possums in our basement?

We will miss you every day, Denny! Your memory will be cherished by Jo, daughter; Kim, sons: Christopher (Julie Quattrochi) and Benjamin (Laura Smuskiewicz). Grandchildren: Zachary Jaden, Blake and Frankie Jo Burmood. Brother; Mike (Pam) Burmood of Prescott, AZ. Sisters-in-law: Susan (Tom) Bokenkamp of Kearney; Cindy (Kirk) Skiles of Lincoln; Cathy Milhoan of Denver. Brothers-in-law: Randy Milhoan of Vail, CO and Ron (Melodie) Milhoan of Abiquiu, New Mexico and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Hali Brook Burmood and brother-in-law Ron Iverson.

We invite you to say a prayer, send a healing thought and raise a glass to a life well-lived and well-loved.

A Celebration Of Life will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Pastor Anne Gahn, officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: