Dennis Firnhaber, 77 of Beecher, IL passed away February 19 , 2018 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. Dennis was born on May 8, 1940 in Beecher, IL the son of Martin and Edna Firnhaber. Dennis is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann Firnhaber nee Von Alven, as well as his daughters, Denise (Richard) Castillo of Bloomington, IL, Nanette (David) Mortell of Chicago, IL and Susan Aarup of Chicago, IL. Also surviving is a sister Marlene Rauch of Lawrenceville, GA as well as 5 grandchildren, Olivia, David, Maria, Madeline and Samuel. He is preceded in death by his parents. Dennis is fondly remembered as owner and operator of Dari-lite in Beecher, followed by Dari Plus in Matteson, IL. He recently retired from Hawthorne Race Track. Dennis enjoyed playing golf, was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Dennis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, IL. Visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10:00 until noon at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, IL. Funeral services will follow at noon. Rev. Ron Rock will officiate. Burial will be held at St. Paul Cemetery in Beecher.