Dennis Allen Little II

Oscoda, Michigan
August 19, 1970 - April 26, 2021


His family will welcome guests for a time of memorial gathering on Thursday, April 29th and again on Friday, April 30th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to come and visit with the family wearing facial covering and patiently understanding the funeral home needs to maintain a 25 person limit in the building at a time.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Oscoda

Obituary Notice

Dennis Allen Little II, resident of Oscoda, Michigan. Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away April 26, 2021, surrounded by family, after a courageous 4-year battle with colon cancer. He was born August 19, 1970 in Midland, Michigan, the son of Dennis Little and Jane Little. Dennis graduated from Hemlock High School and attended Lansing Community College. He started his career as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic and then moved on to General Manager of Operations. Dennis married the love of his life, Irene, in 1997. They are blessed with two sons, Tyler and Jarred. Dennis loved his pontoon, fishing, camping, hunting and garage parties. He was an avid sportsman and a true U of M fan (“GO BLUE!”). Most of all, he cherished his wife, sons, his family, and friends. To know Dennis was to love him! Dennis is survived by his wife Irene, sons: Tyler (Allie) and Jarred (Baylee), sisters: Angie Conquest and Sheri Little (Ernie Plant), mother-in-law Cindy Thiel, 4 sisters-in-laws: Angie Page, Amy (Herb) Morey, Andrea (Pat) Szepanski, Tammi Thiel, and many nieces and nephews: Lakyn, Damien, Shelby, Karlee, Paris, Courtney, Jessica, Nevin, Riley, Wayne, Charlee, Jaden, Addie, and Sofia. Dennis was preceded in death by his father-in-law and grandparents. Dennis will be cremated and his family will be welcoming friends for a time of memorial gathering at the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda on Thursday, April 29th and again on Friday, April 30th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, visiting guests are required to wear facial covering and please be patient as the funeral home monitors a 25 person limit in the building. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes a donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, in memory of Dennis, to support the Child and Family Life Program. This program fund is dedicated to supporting children fighting cancer and their families. Activities and services include holiday celebrations, music, art therapy, and a family resource center. Checks may be made payable to the “University of Michigan” and dropped off at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda. You may also call (734)764-6777 or visit the website at: to make your gift.


In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to support the Child and Family Life Program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. This fund is dedicated to supporting children fighting cancer and their families. Activities and services include holiday celebrations, music, art therapy, and a family resource center. Checks may be made payable to the “University of Michigan” and dropped off at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda. You may also call (734)764-6777 or visit the website at: to make your gift.


It’s terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to your family 🙏💙
— Chris & DeeDee Mulvahill
I'm so very sorry Irene!
— Jean Allen
Dennis, you were a CHAMP through all of this. It is time now to just rest and have peace and quiet. You deserve it.
— Aunt Mavis
Irene and family, please accept my sincere sympathy. Dennis was a wonderful person. May you find peace knowing there is one more angel in heaven.
— Ken Welsch
Irene and family, we are so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Denny was a great guy, I never seen him without a smile.
— Pat and Phil Schilling.
Prayers to the family
— Matthew Root
We are sending all our love and prayers to your family.
— Nathan Spragg & Avalyn Zilke
Prayers to you and your family. Dennis will be missed and was a wonderful fun loving person.
— ChRistine Tomasek
We are so sorry for your loss! Much love sent your way! Love you guys!! Zachary and Rebecca Wenzel
— Zachary and Rebecca Wenzel
I am so sorry for your loss. ♥️ You have a wonderful angel watching over all of you. ♥️♥️ Take care Irene.
— Chelsea Krawczyk
Sheri ~ I pray God wraps his loving arms around you and your family for peace and strength at this difficult time 🌿
— Betty Gilles
Thoughts and prayers for your family. With our Lord, in many hearts. Will be sadly missed.
— William and Sally Morey
Dennis was a great guy and will be truelly missed. He waa a good friend of 26 years and this Big Dumb Texan is going miss him dearly! Rest in peace Dennis Little!
— David Peck
Your wings were ready, we were not. Fly high Denny.
— Herb Martin
We are so saddened to hear this. Irene, Tyler and Jarred our hearts are breaking for you. Dennis was an amazing man and he made an impact on all of our lives, he will never be forgotten. Sending you all live and hugs.
— Craig and Jan Smith
Sorry for your loss Little Family Dennis was a Good friend and we had some fun times together I will miss him
— Ken Pacholka
We are so very sorry for your loss. We never saw Dennis without a smile on his face, sure am going to miss seeing that. He was one of the kindest guys we've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Gary & Tammy Kellan
— Gary & Tammy Kellan
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
— Susan Gilliam
Our sincere sympathy to all who knew and loved Dennis. We had the pleasure of meeting Dennis when he and Irene visited Janie and Don in Venice, FL. He was so friendly and outgoing, we felt we had known him far longer than a few days. May he Rest In Peace.
— Don and Carolyn Thompson
Hugs to you and your family. So sorry to hear this. Dennis was the rock/prankster in your family. He will be missed here but charlie and Paul are waiting for him. Love ❤️ you guys
— Ed and Kim schweizer
One of the most loveable, honest and genuine man that I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I regret not getting more time with Dennis but the positive influence he had during the limited time we spent together has made me a better person. You will be deeply missed but the indelible impression you have left on this world will always be remembered and everyone forever grateful to have been blessed to have been part of your life.
— Michael Billiel
Janie, nothing worse in a mother’s life than losing a child. Dennis’ valiant fight is over but he’ll be in your heart forever. My heart is sad for your and the rest of Dennis’ family.
— Diana L Hill
Irene and family, I came to know Dennis through work with TIMCO. As GM’s we always flew into Greensboro and stayed. Dennis was a great man, honest and true to his beliefs. He would help anyone if he truly felt they needed it. I will truly miss Dennis and feel so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family in the coming days.
— Mark Snook
We are very sorry for your loss, Dennis will be missed by everyone that ever met him!! Praying for you and your family Irene! Many great memories!! Love you friend!!
— Doug &Linda Witkovsky
Dennis was one of the greats. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and sympathy to the entire Little Family.
Shannon and Earl
— Shannon Allison
I’m so sorry to hear this... my heart goes out to the family. Sending hugs and prayers...
— Patti Hansen Godoy
Dennis is going to be missed every day. We are so very sorry for your loss.
— Malcolm & Karen Johnston
Mr. and Mrs Little, Sherrie, Angie and family,
I am so heartbroken to hear about Dennis. I remember our softball days and how much fun and laughter we all had! You are all so amazing .... Sending you love and prayers. I only wish I had enough words....
— Maria (Morford) Lagalo
Irene and Family..I am truly sorry for your loss..Dennis was a true "one of a kind!" I hold you all in my heart! God bless you...Love Always, A.Stuller
— Amy Stuller
The world has lost an incredible Husband, Father and Friend. It is our hope that God will comfort your whole family during this time. Gonna miss that big laugh and smile. Rest In Peace Buddy.
— Don and Judy Doughty and Dewey.
Irene & Family, so sorry for the loss, of your love one. I never met Dennis, but sounds like you had, a great man in your life. Pray God will comfort, each one of you, in the days a head.
— Tony & Tina Gauna (your neighbor in the Hemlock apartments)
I am so sorry. Irene and all the family. I will always have fond memories of Denny. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Kellie Schnell
Little Family - I will cherish each moment I was able to spend with Dennis. His personality was unmatched, and the love he showed us was real. The Doughty family has you all in our hearts and in our prayers.
— Justin Doughty
Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time. We will always remember all of the fun and hilarious times that Parker had with Dennis & his whole family. We will always remember Dennis by the memories that were made as Parker grew up. He was like a second father to Parker & we know that he is watching over you all up in heaven. Sending all of our love 💕
— Parker & Ashley Thompson
Irene I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a very kind and loving person. My player's are with you, Tyler, Jarred and family.
— Anita Smith
Irene, when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
— Jana & Kraig Stepp
For Irene and family I was sad to hear about the loss of your husband Dennis. You guys were always good to me My heart goes out to you and your family and I will pray for you
— Brenda Chalifour
Jane, We send our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Robin and Marvin Lurie
— Marvin Lurie
There isn’t many people in this world that you can call a friend but Denny little was my friend and a good buddy. It was a pleasure, and knowing you made me a better person. You were someone that i could always count on no matter what the situation . You will be missed tremendously buddy. You and Irene would be the first people to help someone and the last people to leave you are very special friends. Irene and Tyler and Jared you can Count on us if you need anything !
— Fred and Wendy Thompson

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