Dena Marie (Dahl) Hushka, 30, passed away March 14, 2022 at home surrounded by love under the care of Sanford Hospice. Dena Marie (Dahl) Hushka was born November 5, 1991 in Thief River Falls, MN. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 2010. Dena attended Concordia College and later graduated in 2014. Dena worked for Microsoft in Digital Sales. Cooper joined Logan and Dena’s family in 2016 and was spoiled with numerous toys and treats. Dena married Logan Hushka on January 22, 2017 in a small ceremony in Fargo. They later celebrated their marriage with family and friends in Breckenridge, CO on September 15, 2017. Some of Dena’s hobbies included crafting and doing puzzles. She loved spending time outdoors, vacationing, being in the mountains, and especially the lake place. Dena loved gardening and taking care of her over 20 unique houseplants. Dena was known for her kindness and caring towards others. She loved entertaining family and friends. Her monster cookies were famous and enjoyed by many. Dena married into Bison Football and was a cherished member of the tailgating team. Her interest in football grew over time but it was the roasted almonds that kept her coming back. Her time on earth was short but she lived life to the fullest and touched many lives. Dena is survived by her husband, Logan; their beloved dog, Cooper; parents, Dean and Mary E. Dahl; brother, Aaron Kessler; step grandmother, Marlene Anderson, Aunts, Kathy (Terry) Yanish, Connie Lee, Dorie Anderson; Uncles, Terry (Dayl) Anderson, Craig (Pam) Bergh, Michael (Linda) Bergh, Terry Dahl; numerous cousins; parents in law, Doug and Renelda Hushka; brother in law, Drew (Kristen) Hushka; and one nephew, Lucas Hushka. Dena was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Mildred and Dennis Dahl and Kenneth L. Anderson; and uncles, Steve Lee and David Anderson. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Cancer Survivorship through Sanford Health foundation and 4 luv of Dogs Rescue.

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  1. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God bless you with comfort and peace.
    Our Love, Marty,Sally,Zack & Jake Collins

  2. I am so so so saddened to see this news. Dena was a great friend to my sister and my friends’ sisters. I was lucky to have the privilege to have known her and Aaron in high school! She fought a very brave battle. My heart is with all of you as you suffer this tremendous loss. Dena shone a bright light that will never be put out!

  3. Logan and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the beautiful memories you have with Dena be forever treasured. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.
    Shelly, Christopher sand Jennifer Kuntz

  4. Mary, Dena and I share a birthday. Thinking of you and your family with great sympathy and concern. All my best thoughts. — Francie

  5. Mary
    I am so sorry to learn of the death of your daughter. Words will fail to describe and appreciate this deep loss.
    I will always remember the wonderful time I spent with your son, years ago. You have a special family, which I hope will comfort you during this time.
    With my deep sympathy,
    Maryevelyn Monty

  6. Sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences from the entire Microsoft team. We’re keeping your family in our thoughts during this incredibly difficult time.

  7. Prayers and hugs as no words can fill the empty hole on your heart. May your memories of your precious daughter bring you peace in the coming days.

  8. Dean & Mary our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord be with you at this time.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Logan, and your family. God has a most beautiful new resident.

  10. I am so very sorry to hear of Dena’s passing. I have you all in my prayers. Hopeffully, Murray was there to help greet her as she entered God’s kingdom, with a great big smile and hug.
    Love and hugs,
    Mary McManus

  11. Mary, Dean, & Aaron & all of Dena’s family & friends:
    So sorry to learn of Dena’s passing. She battled valiantly for 7 years, and still lived her life to the fullest in the short time she had. I remember Dena coming to my office with her Mom when she was a young girl, and I watched her grow into a lovely and smart young woman. Keep all your wonderful memories close to heart. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace, Dena.

  12. My deepest sympathy…I worked with Dena at Rejuv years back – She was upbeat and had a contagious smile – I am so sorry for you loss – she was a gem…
    “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch”

  13. I had the pleasure of working with Dena at Microsoft and APAC. She was my very 1st mentor. She was always such a joy to work with, smart talented, patient and kind. My heart breaks hearing the news of her passing She fought a long battle. Sending many prayers of ccomfort to her family.

  14. May the God of all comfort give you peace during this difficult time. Prayers ascending for Logan and your entire family.
    Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit”
    Tom&Julie German

  15. Dena, this breaks my heart. My time in Fargo would not have been the same without you. Seeing you and Logan in Austin was such a treat and your kindness and support did not go unnoticed. Sending love to Logan, Coop, and family.

  16. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Know that you have all been in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts ache for you. Hugs to everyone.

    Love,
    Lyn and Dave

  17. Part of Dena’s beautiful soul lives on in the heart and mind of my niece, Bria Jacobson. My deepest condolence’s for the early departure of a life well-lived.

  18. Dear Dena’s family,
    I am so sadden to hear of her passing. I was one of her music teachers in grade school. She was a kind,
    gentle and beautiful soul even at that tender age. May her memory be blessed.

    Diane Johnson

  19. To Dena’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing young woman. May her memory be blessed with her eternal life in Christ.

  20. Mary and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Mary and Dean
    So sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers to everyone 💜🙏🏻💜🙏🏻💜🙏🏻💜🙏🏻

  22. Dena had such a positive spirit and beautiful smile. She seemed to live each moment with such enthusiasm and zeal. My heart and prayers go out to her family and many friends and may God give you comfort and peace through this difficult time.

    Tracee

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