In Memory of Dennis John Pirigyi



Dennis John Pirigyi
Dennis John Pirigyi
Born: April 26, 1946
Died: June 17, 2021
Age: 75
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Dennis John Pirigyi
April 26, 1946 - June 17, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Dennis J. Pirigyi, age 75, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at his residence of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Military Rites will be conducted by the McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the Ida Grove American Legion.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.

All are invited to join the Pirigyi Family at The Shovel in Ida Grove, Iowa, at 12:00 p.m., for light refreshments and to share memories together, as we honor and celebrate Dennis life.

 The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


    Dennis John Pirigyi, age 75, passed away at his home on June 17, 2021. He was born on April 26, 1946, in Cleveland, OH, and grew up in both Cleveland and Long Beach, CA. Dennis was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he honorably served as a private.

    Dennis married Elaine Ewell in 1970. Together, they adopted their foster daughter, Cheryl. Dennis married a second time to Sherry Coy in 1995, and they had three children together: Forrest, Sierra, and Meadow.

    Dennis and Sherry moved to Ida Grove, IA, in 1996 to open the Gastrodome Bar and Restaurant. Dennis owned and managed restaurants throughout this life. He was passionate about good food and loved to share his cooking talents with friends and family, both at home and in the community.

    Dennis was known for his intelligence, charisma, and sense of humor. He was the life of the party, and loved to make people laugh with his jokes, funny t-shirts, and quick wit. He was always there for his children and friends, and his presence will be sorely missed.

    Dennis is survived by his son and wife, Forrest and Genesis; daughter and husband, Sierra and Roger; daughter, Meadow; and grandchildren, Gage, Aubrey, Joslyn, and Lucas. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene; brother, Dale; and adopted daughter, Cheryl.

    All are invited to join the Pirigyi Family at The Shovel in Ida Grove, Iowa, at 12:00 PM for light refreshments and to share memories together, as we honor and celebrate the life of Dennis Pirigyi.

 

SERVICES

Celebration of Life
11:00 a.m., Saturday
June 26, 2021
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

VISITATION

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturady, June 26, 2021
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

INTERMENT

At a Later Date


Condolences


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM
“Harry and I are so very sorry for your loss. Condolences to the whole family. I served with Dennis in Vietnam. RIP my buddy! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸”
- Harry Ronk, Jr. And Courtney Sallean
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM
“Forrest, Sierra, Meadow and family--you have my sympathy in the loss of your father. May your cherished memories sustain you in the sad times...and may you laugh with one another about the good times you shared.
- Ann Holst
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 3:23 PM
“Tom and I always enjoyed visiting with Dennis. We enjoyed his intelligence and his sense of humor. May he rest in God’s sweet peace.”
- Chris Schable
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:28 PM
“I liked Dennis so much. We often talked about both of us being from Ohio. If Forrest would get ahold of me I have something special to give him that belonged to his Father. Dennis had given me a camera. On the card in it there a are pictures of Dennis and other family members. I would really like you to have it. I will try to get it to the funeral home on Monday. God Bless you Dennis you will always be in my thoughts. ”
- Rose Brueck
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