Dennis McNab

July 1942 – November 2011

Dennis McNab, 69, of Turlock passed away at home with his family by his side. Dennis was born in Indiana to Donald and Beatrice McNab. He attended school in the Turlock area until entering the Army just shy of his senior year. While stationed in Germany he met Elfriede Jotz, his wife of 48 years. Once he was discharged from the Army, he and wife Elfriede moved to California and settled in Turlock, where they raised their two sons and ran their family business McNab Farm Equipment & McNab Marine for over 40 years.

Dennis is survived by his wife Elfriede McNab of Turlock, sons Steve McNab of Panama City, FL and Robert (Amy) McNab of Salinas, CA; and four grandsons Joshua, Billy, JC, and Andy McNab.

A memorial service will be at Allen Mortuary, Saturday, November 26 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Dennis’s honor. Memorials may be made at or mailed to Fisher House Foundation 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420 Rockville, Maryland 20850.


  1. I have many fond memories of Dennis. Duck hunting with him in his blind near Los Banos. Dove hunting at John’s ranch east of Waterford. Fishing on Clarks Fork River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Fishing in steams near Casey RV Park in Oregon. Fishing
    on the Rogue River in Oregon. Fishing in his boat at Modesto Reservoir and in the Delta. Many camping and RV trips. German Club activities. Card games. Lively discussions trying to solve the world’s problems over a few beers or glasses of wine. Dennis had
    some slightly “off the wall” ideas, but that kept things interesting. Dennis taught me to service my outboard motor and did many repairs on my RV’s. Sometimes I was worried he would not get things back together because parts were scattered far and wide, but
    he always did. I was always impressed that Dennis had mastered the German language and playing the accordion. It was sad to see the condition he was in the last time I saw him. I hoped that he could pull through as he had before, but I believe he is in a better
    place and with friends and family who had passed before including many good dogs. I know Thumper and Boris are at his side.

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