Dennis J. ‘DJ’ Vettenburg

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Rd., Corry, Pa., died on Friday, September 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on October 22, 1939 in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg. DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, N.Y., and Live Oak, Fla.

He had worked various jobs; as a car salesman, semi truck driver and was on the rodeo circuit where he was a bull rider. He also played guitar for several bands throughout the Corry area. He was a member of the American Legion Post. DJ had donated blood at the Red Cross for many years and was active in fund raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, having hosted a “Saddle Up for St. Jude” event for the past 15 years. He had been involved at area fairs in judging and announcing horse competitions. DJ regularly attended the livestock auction in Sherman, N.Y. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and family, and also visiting with his friends and acquaintances locally and around the country.

In addition to his parents, DJ was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen and Edward Vettenburg. DJ is survived by two daughters, Tammy Dame and her husband Norman of York, S. C., and Brandi Charron and her husband Joseph of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; a son, Dustin Vettenburg and his fiancé Brittney Dozier of Smyrna, Tenn.; four sisters, his twin, Deanna Murkens of Corry, Pa., Debbie Bernosky and her husband Mark of Corry, Pa., Dawn Bish and her husband Jerry of Punxsutawney, Pa., and Donna Mack and her husband Ron of Hendersonville, N.C.; and two brothers, Lee Vettenburg and his wife Chris of Jeannette, Pa., and Ronald “Cy” Vettenburg and his wife Paula of Clymer, N.Y. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Danielle, Kira, Sydney, Phoenix and Willow; his former wife and close friend, Pam Vettenburg of Smyrna, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours held. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, 650 Worth St., Corry, Pa., on Saturday at 1 pm. Rev. William Beatty will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.

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