Dennis Corradini

Dennis Corradini

Dennis ‘Denny’ Corradini of Otsego passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 in Kalamazoo. Dennis was born March 28, 1950 in Kalamazoo to Charles and Pauline (Rice) Corradini. Dennis had owned Service Plus Disposal and Jade Isle Ltd. Dennis was a religious man and had been active in several area churches where he enjoyed evangelizing and volunteering. In his leisure time he enjoyed working with his tools and organizing his garage. He especially loved his family; he had volunteered as a coach for his children’s sports teams and enjoyed his grandchildren often organizing games and having fun.

On June 6, 1970 he married Nancy Young who survives. Also surviving are his children, Lisa (Jim ) Watson of Otsego and Jason (Danielle) Corradini; 8 grandchildren, Reece Babb, Carson Babb, Owen Watson, Ryan Watson, Triston, Noah, Oakley and Gatlin Corradini; his siblings, Charlie (Tammie) Corradini of FL and Kathy (Mark Rusan) Corradini of Otsego; his mother-in-law, Georgia Young and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Doug Corradini.

Friends may meet with his family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego on Tuesday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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  1. Dawn Ogden says:

    To the Corradini Family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Nancy and family, Filkins’ and Shearer families:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Denny. He was a good man. We remember staying out at Eagle Lake way back in the 70’s and how much love Denny showed to his family. Sending up prayers for all of you during this very difficult time.

  3. Emily Capitano says:

    Dear family,
    My heart hurts with you. I’m so sorry I cannot be there to share my love, hugs, and stories.

    Be strong and lift each other up.

    Love all y’all.

  4. Sherry and Mike Hanson says:

    I have so many memories of Denny – from school, – he was always one of the good guys – , then later just running into him – seeing him with his kids – always talking about his grandkids – and our last conversation – again, he was so excited that Jason and Danielle were moving home. He will be missed – our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy and family .

  5. Ron Thaxton says:

    So sorry to hear about Dennie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  6. jeff laylon says:

    So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family

  7. Phil and Jeanie Nichols says:

    We are sending our love and prayers. Your family has a very special place in our hearts. Denny loved each of you deeply. He was the kind of guy that would always place others ahead of himself. We are thankful for the wonderful memories we have of Denny.

  8. Jill Boettcher Barclay says:

    I have no memories of Denny that don’t include his smile.

  9. Tom and Pam Lewis says:

    Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Connie Vanarsdal says:

    So sorry for your lose

  11. Duke & Jo Jackson says:

    Nancy, our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We have so many High School memories of double dating with you but the one we will treasure is the last time we saw him. Duke and Tom and him were reliving old football and baseball memories and they laughed so hard that day! And we all got to see that smile and give him a hug when we left. We have no doubt that he is enjoying a well deserved, pain free rest right now. Praying for some healing for you now

  12. Steve Guy and Penny Grinage-Guy says:

    We are so sorry. Denny was such a fine man who loved his family very deeply. He was always so very supportive of anything his children did.

    Penny has so many great memories of Denny and Nancy and the support they showed her when she was coaching cheer at Otsego.

    Hold tight to the precious memories…..our condolences.

  13. Nancy, our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We have so many High School memories of double dating with you guys but the one we will cherish is the last time we saw him. Duke and Tom and Denny were reliving old football and baseball memories and they laughed so hard that day! And then we all got to see his smile and give him a hug when we left! We have no doubt he is enjoying a well deserved, pain free rest. Praying for your healing now …

  14. Jerry & Melanie Cornelson says:

    Denny was one of the reasons we loved Plainwell, when I preached at the Plainwell Church of Christ in the early 80’s.
    I remember Denny always smiling and being helpful.
    Prayers for Nancy, and their family.
    God bless you all with comfort and peace.
    Jerry & Melanie Cornelson

  15. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    God bless you Nancy and all the family’s, so very sorry, you are in my thoughts and prayers.Let your memories flow to help you all.

  16. Helen and Kathy Bloom says:

    Nancy we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Memories are very healing at a time like this. Your in our prayers.

  17. penny browning says:

    Dang. Just saw Denny and Nancy couple weeks ago. So very sorry…

  18. Vinnie and Suzanne Byrnes says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy; we share your grief. I’m going to miss my little “brother.” Denny had the gift of being able to laugh at himself, as he retold his stories. We always enjoyed time spent with Denny. We praise God for Denny’s bold testimony of his faith. Please know, Nancy & Lisa & Jason — and all those who grieve — that I hold you close in my heart and am praying that you know the Holy Spirit as Comforter. We are so sorry that we cannot be there on Tuesday and Wednesday. Love & prayers, Suzy

    I am so sorry to All of the family. Denny was a special person and I had great respect for him. Denny could laugh at himself even in tough times. I will miss him dearly, but look forward to seeing him someday. Love you all, Vinnie

  19. Jeanne (Harper) Van Eerden says:

    My heart goes out to you. He suffered many years, but you would never know. His love for life, his family and friends was so obvious. A wonderful person. He knew where his strength came from. His Heavenly Father… Sorry I can’t be near you to give you hugs but know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. God bless you.

  20. Bob Miles says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of coaching Denny in football and baseball in high school. Denny was a tough competitor and always kept things lively. I have many memories of Denny and stories that I have repeated and laughed about. One of favorite stories involved Denny. During football practice Denny wanted to argue with me and I finally told him to leave practice and take a shower. A few minutes later I feel a tap on my shoulder, I turn around there is Denny water dripping from his head, he said ” coach I took a shower now what do I do ?” I smiled and said get in and play quarterback. Later I asked him if he took a shower or just threw water on his head, his response “you will never know”

  21. Amy Slone says:

    So sorry to hear this. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Amy and Charlie Slone

  22. Nancy Kennedy says:

    Nancy and family
    I’m so sorry about the loss of Denny. He was a special person
    and would do anything for others. When I attended church with him
    at Plainwell he was so dedicated. Thinking of you and your family.
    Nancy Kennedy

  23. Kathy Drenth says:

    Nancy, Danielle, Jason and family, So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will ease your pain. Hugs to everyone. Kathy Drenth-Luster


    Thoughts and prayers to you and your familly. My heart goes out to you. May you find comfort and warmth in God’s arms,

  25. Jim Rice says:

    Den was a friend in childhood and an inspiration in adulthood. I once told him how much I admired him as we were growing up and finished by telling him how much more I admired him as an adult. He lived his faith and is now walking “the streets of gold”.

    He had it all! Intelligence, charisma, talent, and ambition. A special man who lived a special life.

    In our prayers, we thank God for who Den was and who he is now.

    Sorry that we won’t be able to attend the service in person, but will be there in thought and prayer.

    Jim & Janice Rice

  26. Kim Pierce says:

    Nancy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers…

  27. Erick Boulter says:

    I grew very close with Denny in the last 4-5 months.
    We took rides together a couple mornings a week.
    He spoke highly of both of our families and we chatted about normal stuff like comstruction and politics. I did not know him well growing up, but we learned a lot about each other quickly.
    My family and I send our love to you and your family.

  28. Paula (Knowles) Beard says:

    Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of you loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayer.

  29. Dennis Hiemstra says:

    Have known Denny since we were 6 years old. As friends and neighbors we did many things together, these memories will ensure for my lifetime. My heart goes out to His family. Unable to attend services I’ll be there in spirit. Old Buddy, Thanks for the memories

  30. Rhonda Peterson says:

    Remembering years past with all the fun and laughter Denny brought to your home when I visited. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
    Rhonda (Veld) Peterson

  31. Randy and Linda Taft says:

    The Taft family send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I have known Denny most of my life. He could always make you laugh and smile.

  32. Janice and Paul Osborn says:

    Nancy,I was so sorry to hear about Denny.He was a part of your life for a very long time.Our prayers are with you and know how much we are thinking of you in this time.Much love to you and your family as they go through this. Sincerely Janice

  33. Joyce mohrland says:

    Nancy and family, So sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. I was shocked. I am not aware of what happen but know your in my prayers. Love you nancy.

  34. Ron " Ronnie" Ledbetter says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to your memories and take comfort in the fact that Denny is peacefully at rest in a very special and loving place. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  35. John W. Hart says:

    A hello to everyone else on here. Most of you and myself were school mates with Denny along with teammates on Football, basketball & Baseball. I played baseball with Denny on the High School teams 1964-1968.
    During the Football n Basketball seasons, I watched Denny play Quarterback n Basketball since I helped keep Stats for the teams. We had a friendship in our school days n our adult life. Denny passing to Gary Michaels, what a site to see! I miss him already; I have many fond memories to last my lifetime.

  36. Cindy Rosecrans says:

    Nancy, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  37. Mike and Sherry Rossman says:

    “True nobility comes of the gentle heart.” Denny …. one of the coolest guys ever. Doug adored you. Thank you for beautiful memories. Our love to all.

  38. Lynne schmitt says:

    I am so sorry for your loss… Most of my childhood memories of his trampoline…he was a great man and will be missed

  39. Connie and Roger Pearson says:

    Nancy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Susan (Jerrett) Sawasky says:

    I went to school with Denny since 1st grade and am so sorry to hear of his passing. I saw him at my cousin’s graduation about 9 years ago. At that time we had a great conversation and got caught up on each others lives. I am so sorry for Nancy and his entire family. RIP my friend!!

  41. Danny, Audra, Ela and Emery says:

    Uncle Denny always had an amazing spirit and outlook on life. He made everything fun and always took his nieces and nephews on adventures to South Haven or even in his own home. I remember when he built the “bridge” upstairs that led from one room to the other or the daily trampoline jumps. We shared the same obsession for 5 alive juice and helping others. He is a true testament of what a good, kind hearted person is. I can only hope to be half the person he was. You will be missed Uncle Denny. Watch over all of us in heaven, I already know you will. Love you.

  42. Ron and Gail (Foster)Tutewiler says:

    Nancy & Family, So sorry to hear about Denny. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  43. Carrie & Steve Tishhouse says:

    So sad to see this. Denny built our house for us in 1992 out on Woodlea Drive. Praying for those left behind to mourn him.

  44. Brad Eshbaugh says:

    Nancy and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace surround you and uplift you while you’re going through this very tough time.

  45. Tina Perkins says:

    Nancy and Family. You have my deepest condolences! So sorry for the loss of your husband and brother-in-law! Sending prayers your way.

  46. Paul and Ruth Stauffer says:

    Dear Nancey and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  47. Mike Meyers says:

    Denny was a great man. I have many great memories of him carting us around as teenagers and sharing his wisdom with us. Jason and family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  48. morris stoughton says:

    So sorry Nancy and Family to hear about the loss of a great man.Denny he was a good friend we shared our love of God together for many years.he will be greatly missed

  49. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Nancy and Family,
    We were so very sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. I had the privilege of knowing Denny thru one of my best friends as they are cousins. I shall always remember his great smile and the memories he gave me of watching him and Duke play football. Rest in peace, my friend, and you are now surrounded by the Angels!

  50. larayne sweet says:

    nancy and family… i am so sorry for your loss..may god embrace you during this difficult time..

  51. Tina (Clifford) Lynch says:

    Nancy and Kathy and Famlies, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband and Brother. Condolences to all.

  52. Cindy Vander Veen Taylor says:

    Nancy and Family,
    Have known Denny since I was 6 years old. The last time I saw him (and Dennis Heimstra as well) was at my uncle’s funeral. We had a wonderful time catching up.He talked about his kids and his grandchildren, very proud of them all. Afterwards I went out to lunch with him and his sister, Cathy and we continued to share our memories. As he was my neighbor, he would come over in the summer to swim in our pool. There was often a softball, football or basketball game going on at his house and most of the neighborhood kids would be over there playing ball and getting “coached” by him and his brother Chuckie, as both of them were very good athletes (sorry Chuck, I’m sure no one calls you Chuckie anymore). Denny and his blue Camero… used to drive by my house at about 90 miles an hour, obviously on his way to see Nancy! I have many good memories of Denny and am sorry to hear of his passing. He told me about his faith in the Lord and it’s a great comfort to know he is with Him now. To Denny’s family, please know I’m praying for you during this difficult time.

  53. Howard and Terri Gott (Goodacre) says:

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    It took me a while to think of what to say. We are saddened to learn of the death of your wonderful husband, Denny. We all loved Denny and he treated me as family. He was so kind and always came to help with an emergency at the house. His life revolved around his family. He was sick for a long time, but seldom complained. He fought a brave battle. Love and sympathy to you and your family.

  54. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Remembering you and your family during this difficult time.

  55. Shawna, Tod, Justin & Ryan Steele says:

    Nancy – I am SO sorry to hear about Denny. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time 🙁

  56. Pam and Shanon Bryant says:

    Nancy and Family-
    We are very sorry for your loss. Mr. Corradini was a charismatic man, who voiced a tremendous love for his family. May God provide you with strength and comfort.

  57. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    Nancy & family – So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s love during this difficult journey.

  58. Ron Strater says:

    Nancy and Family,
    Denny was a good guy. I am sorry for you loss.

  59. Gary and Candi Dunham says:

    Nancy and Family – We are so sorry about Denny. I keep thinking Bruce Springsteen says it best “When they built you brother, they broke the mold.” Denny was a one of a kind guy and we will all miss his big full of life laugh and soft caring heart.

  60. Mary Steele says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss of Denny. Your family has been through some extremely tough losses. I am heartbroken for your family and Theresa’s family. My thoughts and prayers for you.

  61. John and Pat Hinkle says:

    Denny was a loyal, faithful and generous friend. Always an inspiration in getting us in trouble and just as inspiring in being able to talk us out of any situation. I respected his quick mind and his upbeat positive attitude even in the the midst of struggles. His faith in God was inspiring and contagious. May the God he loved bless and comfort Nancy and his children and grandchildren in a special way right now.

  62. Sherry Meacham Hurlbut says:

    Chuck/Charlie: I was sad to learn of Denny’s passing. You may not remember me as it’s been many years. I first met you and Denny at Alamo Valley School. The last I saw Denny was when he started his first business and he served our area. We talked quite a while with him — catching up on old times. We’ve since moved to Indiana and have been here for 30+ years. Please know that I’m sending prayers for the entire Corradini family. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. My memories have reminded me of good times a long time ago. Rest in peace, Denny.

  63. Sara and Normand Carriere says:

    Family, you have our deepest heartfelt sympathies. Denny adored each of you and you were his joy! I pray that the incredible gift of being in relationship with Denny and being loved by him overpowers the grief and heartache. Uncle Denny was a teacher not just because he loved learning, figuring things out but because he lived what he believed. I know most people when they are struggling, in pain, going through a difficult season they are tempted to stop giving to others. Naturally, our thoughts turn toward ourselves and we do not feel like being a blessing to others; and want someone to comfort us. NOT Uncle Denny, when he was hurting, he would behave as if he were not hurting. Authentic people like Denny do what is right because it is right – and never quit. He did not change when his circumstances changed. What a privilege to know a genuine man like Denny. We truly imagined we would be able to give you our sympathies and love in person, so sorry we will not be able to make the travel. We are sending our love and prayers Nancy, Lisa (&family) , Jason (&family).

  64. John & Diane Glessner says:

    Dear Nancy & family,

    We are in Florida right now and would like you to know how sad we are for you. We always enjoyed talking to Denny when the opportunity arose and we thank our God that he was a believer. May the strength of Jesus be with you at this very difficult time. With Hugs & Love, John & Diane

    PS: we also send sypathy on the loss of your brother-in-law.

  65. janet and jim pearson says:

    nancy – so sorry for your loss – you are in our prayers.

  66. Ruby & Jeremy Rogers says:

    Nancy, were so sorry for your loss, let the Lord comfort you at this time and sending prayer your way.

  67. Nancy Volker-Oberlin says:

    Dear Nancy, Lisa & Jason, I was so sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  68. Teri Tripp says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry to learn of Denny’s passing. He always had a smile and a hello for me. He even changed a flat tire on my car once, it gave him a really hard time, but he didn’t give up. You are very much in my thoughts during this sad time. Teri Tripp

  69. Tim Dimock says:

    Nancy, very sorry to hear about Denny. I just heard from one of your neighbors.

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