Dennis Wernsing was born and
raised in the Chokio, Minnesota area. The Chokio High School graduate attended North
Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota in 1971, receiving a degree in
biology. Dennis enlisted into the United States Army in 1971, serving as an
army paratrooper during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged in
1973, Dennis moved to Cooperstown, North Dakota, where he taught high school biology.
Dennis felt a calling to farming, so he returned home to the Chokio area and
began farming with his father. Dennis and his wife, Karleen retired from
farming in 2018, moving into Chokio.
Dennis has been active on several
local boards and is a member of the Chokio American Legion. He enjoys spending
Dennis and Karleen have two
children: their son, Tony (Rachel) Wernsing, Becker, MN, and their daughter
Anna (Matt) Dorweiler, Chokio; they also have three grandchildren: Ben and Bob
Dorweiler, Addie Wernsing.