Dennis was born on July 30, 1941, in Tama, Iowa, the son of Lucille Ribby Mears.
He worked 30 years for Mid-Iowa Workshop in Marshalltown without missing a day and ten years at the Tama County Career Development Center. Dennis lived in a home staffed by CIRSI for 12 years. He enjoyed music.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Ribby Mears; his grandparents, Ralph and Laura Ribby; and his aunt, Edith Shefchik.
Survivors include three cousins, Larry Shefchik, Tama, Donna Ribby Klinzing of Missouri and Kevin Ribby of Missouri; and special friends, John and Heidi Purk,Toledo.
Memorials may be directed to Up With Down Advocacy Group, P.O. Box 8082, Des Moines, IA 50301 or Iowa Hospice.
Dennis L. Ribby