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Dennis E. Hughes

July 8, 1949 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Dennis E. Hughes, 73, of Peru, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at his residence. Born on July 8, 1949, in Tecumseh, Michigan, Dennis was the second child of Haskell and Helen Hughes. He married his wife, Jo Ann, on November 1, 2004.

Dennis served in the United States Air Force for 33 years. He enjoyed traveling the world and meeting people throughout his years in the military.  He retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant on August 1, 2008.

Frequenting car shows was one way Dennis enjoyed spending his weekends. He was often joined by his wife and grandson. He was a huge Wolverine fan and loved rooting for the University of Michigan. He looked forward to evenings by the campfire with family and regularly attended athletic events for his grandchildren.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Hughes, of Peru, sister Karen Messersmith of Florida, brother Cy Hughes of Michigan, son Christopher Hughes of South Carolina, and grandchildren Lily and Tyler Hughes. He also had the privilege of embracing the love of family members Christy (Chris) McGuire, grandchildren Trey Christensen (Jamie Rutledge), Masyn, Avery, Regan, Kynle & Kaden McGuire, and great-grandchild Jason J. Christensen. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister Jo Ann Harwick, family members Jason E. Christensen and his namesake great-grandson Everett Christensen.

A “Celebration of Life” visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 2pm – 4pm at the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, 411 N. Grant Street, Peru, Indiana. Military honors following the visitation will be provided by Peru VFW.

His grandchildren were the light of his life, so in lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Dennis, please reach out and enrich a child’s life, even with a small act of kindness.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
January 24, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru
411 North Grant Street
Peru, IN 46970

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