Dennis Senatori

Dennis Senatori

KINGSFORD — Dennis Dean Senatori, 69, of Kingsford, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1948, the son of Betty (Anderson) and the late Fred “Fritz” Senatori.

Dennis graduated from Kingsford High School in 1966. He served in the United States Air Force, including a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968-1969.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Kallenbach on Dec. 5, 1967, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Altus, Okla.

Dennis worked at the Niagara Paper Mill for 35 years. He enjoyed going to the casino, working around the house and gardening. He took pride in growing wonderful tomatoes.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Senatori; his mother, Betty Senatori of Iron Mountain; his daughter, Tammy (Mike) Milligan of Forest Grove, Ore.; three grandchildren, Seth Peterson, Morgan Peterson, and Payton Milligan; two sisters, Sherry Aichner of Iron Mountain and Lori Senatori of Quinnesec; two brothers, Peter Senatori of Kingsford and John Senatori of Iron Mountain; two brothers-in-law, Al (Karen) Kallenbach and Jack (Kathy) Kallenbach; two sisters-in-law, Cindy (Ron) Combs and Julie (John) Estes; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Dennis was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Elton “Stormy” and Rosemary Kallenbach.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Strom will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Dennis D. Senatori online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.