Dennis E. Challman

December 31, 1983 - July 21, 2013
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Dennis E. Challman, III, died July 21, 2013 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born December 31, 1983; son of Margaret (Nelson) and Robert Lancaster and Dennis E. Challman, Jr. Worked as a self-employed auto mechanic. He enjoyed working on any vehicle he could get his hands on. Dennis loved to be outdoors and spending time with his son and best friend Christopher.Survivors include his children Christopher and Emma Challman; mother Margaret (Robert) Lancaster of Poplar Grove, father Dennis E. Challman, Jr. of Hartford, Connecticut; siblings Alicia (Travis) Huff, Kelsey Lancaster, Brandon and Heather Challman; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews; girlfriend Nicole Reyes. Predeceased by his maternal grandparents Frank and Audrey Nelson.

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Visitation 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. Cremation rites will be accorded.


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Born: December 31, 1983
Died: July 21, 2013

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Nicole posted on 7/23/13

I'm so thankful that God blessed me with your friendship. I love you.


Kelsey Lancaster posted on 7/23/13

I love you so much Dennis.


Nicole Reyes posted on 7/23/13

For selfish reasons I wish you were still here with me, but the Lord has called you home. My heart hurts and rejoices at the same time. You impacted my life in so many ways. I am so proud to be able to say that you were my best friend. We created some great memories that I will always cherish..I will forever love you and my "Dennis battery" is still full. Love you baby! Rest in the hands of the Lord.