Dennis “Denny” Totland, 59, passed away Jan. 21, 1998, at his home.
Born Jan. 14, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ode Emil and Golda Stringham Totland. Married Maria Cappadona, later divorced. Married Alice Moser Steorts, Jan. 1994, who remains his dear friend. Graduated from West High School, where he lettered in two sports, football and baseball. Received All-State Honorable mention in both sports. He was inducted into the West High Hall of Fame. Graduated from Coalinga Jr. College, where he received All Conference Baseball Honors and was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in Nov. 1997. Denny continued his education at the University of L.A. where he led the league in home runs and made All Conference and was nominated for All American Honors. He signed with the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Team and played in the AA farm system for four years. He was an asphalt contractor. A devoted son who lived with and cared for his parents.
Survived by his beloved mother and father, Golda and Cecil Anderson; sons, D. J. (Trisha) Totland and Todd (Linda) Totland; brothers, Gary (Betty) Totland and Brent (Kathy) Anderson; granddaughters, Taylor and Nicole; aunt, Madge Huffman; uncles, Bud Stringham and Frank Stringham; and beloved nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 12 noon at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., where friends may call Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions for a memorial marker may be sent to Totlands at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.
Published 25 January 1998 in The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)