Dennis Semon Obituary
Dennis L Semon, 72, of Alexandria died Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Summit Health and Living Center, Summitville, after an extended illness. Dennis was born on Oct. 9, 1949, in Anderson and was the son of Clifford and Thelma (Warren) Semon.
He married Leah Pierce on Dec. 6, 1969. He was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School and Indiana law Enforcement Academy. Dennis was a 32-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department, becoming a major before retiring. He was the department’s first detective. He was an avid fisherman and always enjoyed fishing trips to Minnesota with his father and best friend and cousin, Mike Warren. He was an active fan of the Indiana Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts, and the Alexandria Tigers.
Dennis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and school programs.
Left to carry on his legacy of love is his wife of 52 years, Leah; his mother, Thelma Semon; his daughters, Holly (Brad) Webb and Angie Semon-Cook; his sister, Gail (Jack) Malston; his grandchildren, Mariah (Jesse) Gossett and Peighton and Kinley Webb; great-grandchildren, Decker and Asher Gossett.
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Also, surviving are his brothers-in-law, Chris (Pam) Pierce, Marc Pierce, and Robert Pierce; best friend and cousin, Mike Warren; and special friends, Nancy, Troy, Rick, and Anita Cook and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Semon; and his in-laws, Robert and Tiny Pierce; sister-in-law, Claudia Miller; and niece Megan Hicks.
A service to celebrate Dennis’ life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Whetsel Funeral Service, Park Avenue Chapel, Alexandria, with Bud Whetsel as celebrant.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the funeral home and from noon Thursday. The Alexandria Police Department will provide an Honor Guard during visitation.
Dennis’ family would like to thank the staff at Summit Health and Living for the loving and caring way they cared for Dennis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Madison County Humane Society, 2219 Crystal St., Anderson, IN 46012, or in care of the funeral home.
Bud & Susan Whetsel are honored and blessed to care for Dennis and serve the Semon family once again.