Dennis H. Sullivan

Dennis H. Sullivan

June 14, 1948 – May 26, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, James and Esther Sullivan; sister-in-law, Joey Sullivan; brother-in-law, Rick Nelson. Survived by wife, Mary K. Sullivan; children: Dennis Sullivan, Jr., Molly Sullivan, Colleen Koory (Robert, Jr.) and John Sullivan; grandchildren, Keira and Kolin and dog, Wilson; siblings: Pat Sullivan, Mike Sullivan (Debbie), and Kathleen French (Don); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Karen (Orrin) Hoppe, Janice Webster (Jim), Jodi Brengelman (John), Sue Frey (John), Kim Nelson (Sue); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31st from 5pm to 7pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 1st at 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church.  Graveside Service: Saturday, June 2nd at 1pm at St. Michael Cemetery in Spalding, NE. Memorials will be directed by the family.




  • Barry Lee Posted May 28, 2018 10:40 am

    My sincere condolences to Mary and family on the loss of Denny. So very sorry to hear.

  • Diane Erickson Johnson Posted May 28, 2018 8:49 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Denny. Lifting up prayers for you Mary and your family. God Bless you during this difficult time.

  • Dean Christensen Posted May 29, 2018 4:48 am

    Great man to visit with always helpful.
    Miss him a lot

  • Gordon Mankin Posted May 29, 2018 11:14 am

    Deepest condolences to Denny’s family. He was a kind, smart, funny, and demanding mentor.

  • Randy and Maggie Houpt Posted May 29, 2018 6:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. know you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • Eileen Tiede Posted May 30, 2018 8:12 am

    Mary Kay and family.
    My deepest sympathy to your family

  • Mike Reilly Posted May 30, 2018 3:00 pm

    Mary K and family; met Denny 52 years ago in Deglman Hall at Creighton. Great guy, warm and fun to be with. Heard from Dan Gordon and Dan Matya about Denny. My condolences to you all. Mike Reilly

  • Chris Graff Posted May 30, 2018 5:25 pm

    Dennis was my first baseball coach back in the 80’s. He was my favorite coach of all time, even through high school. His attitude was infectious. I hadn’t seen Dennis in about 30 years until a couple months ago. I was sitting at the bar at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant eating lunch. This man struck up a conversation with me and we talked for about 30 minutes. I thought to myself, this guy has a great attitude and it was also clear that he had a lot of wisdom. I really appreciated the conversation. As he got up to leave with his carry-out order, we shook hands and exchanged names. I was caught off guard but immediately realized to whom I was speaking. We must have spent another 30 minutes talking about baseball, his career, what I’m up to and what Denny (son) was doing nowadays. It was obvious how proud he was of his son, Denny.

    My condolences to Denny Jr. and family. And I’m sorry, Mrs. Sullivan, if those tacos were cold by the time Denny got home.

  • Dan Matya Posted May 30, 2018 8:53 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family!

  • Mark Shively Posted May 31, 2018 9:31 am

    Denny gave me my first job at the Golden Skillet (Grandmothers). I learned volumes about the hospitality business from him. He was also one to teach and coach me along during my time working there. . I would see him every now and then around town and he always knew I was. Sincere thoughts to Mary and Family during this time.

  • Bill McQuillan Posted May 31, 2018 12:09 pm

    Denny was a great guy…we had some great times together at Creighton!!
    He will certainly be missed…

    My deepest condolences to Mary Kay & the family ..

    God speed…

    Bill McQuillan

  • Jim Hudson Posted May 31, 2018 1:47 pm

    My greatest condolences. Although I wasn’t around Denny Sr a lot, he made a positive impression through his kids and the stories relayed to me through Denny Jr. My impression from my interaction and said stories was that this was a father and family that took as much pride in each other as from themselves, a trait as a family that is a true blessing. I hope you all find warmth in your memories and comfort in the understanding of a life well lived.

  • Sue. Brengelman Sanderson Posted May 31, 2018 5:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. May memories give you comfort.

  • Lisa Putjenter Posted June 1, 2018 8:59 am

    My deepest condolences Colleen My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
    Lisa Putjenter

  • John Goff Posted June 6, 2018 10:56 am

    Mary….Lori and I send ourr prayers for the family. Denny was always very special to us. We were in California last week and just heard of his passing.

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