OBITUARY

Corey Eugene VanAtti

December 10, 1984February 6, 2021

Corey Eugene Vanatti, age 36, passed away on February 6, 2021. He was born on December 10, 1984 in Allegan, Michigan to Arthur Eugene Vanatti and Suzanne Michelle Vanatti (Dyer). Corey grew up in Gobles, Michigan. He attended Gobles High School and played football, basketball, and baseball. Corey had an unmatched energy and work ethic. He began working for Ford Motor Company in 2008 and held a bevy of second and third jobs to provide for his children over the years.

Corey was a people-person to the fullest extent. He made a positive impact on so many lives. He had a contagious smile and vivid blue eyes that were just as unforgettable as his warm and jovial demeanor. To him, a stranger was a friend he hadn’t met yet. He could fit into any crowd. His inclusive and genuine personality made people feel seen, heard and understood. He was always positive, uplifting, and down to earth. Corey was truly one of a kind. His heart was as big as they come. His greatest loves were God, his children, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was an effortless cultivator of laughter, the biggest smiles and the best memories. Corey is preceded in death by his mother Suzanne Michelle Vanatti (Dyer), John Healy (stepfather), and grandparents Bernie and Lonita Campbell. Corey is survived by his three amazing children Teegan Suzanne Vanatti, 11 (Mother-Kellie Robison), Caden Eugene Vanatti, 5 and Cash Alan Vanatti, 2 (Mother-Tiffany Shaw); Arthur Vanatti (father); Siblings: Marcus White, Stacy Cannon, Jonathan (Mindy) Healy, Frannie Shea, Brett Vanatti, and Angela Healy; Aunts and Uncles Danny (Darlene) Dyer, Laurie Coker, Tony Wilkins, Nick Wilkins, and Joey Wilkins; multiple nieces and nephews; and Grandparents George and Patricia Wilkins. Memorial Services will be held at Journey Family Church, 407 S State St, Gobles, MI 49055 at 11:00am on Saturday February 13, 2021. A second service will be held at 242 Community Church, 648 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 on Monday February 15, 2021 at 6:00pm. A celebration of Corey’s life will be arranged at a later date.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, February 15, 2021

Memories

Corey Eugene VanAtti

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Laura McCurdy McCurren

February 15, 2021

I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know you Corey and your children. I have this photo of my daughter with your son Caden. We enjoyed babysitting Caden. You were a wonderful, dedicated father. I always enjoyed running into you downtown A2. You will be greatly missed.

Donita Jo

February 14, 2021

Corey was an amazing young man with a heart larger than the universe. He loved his children and his lovely lady more than words can express.
I pray that his memory will always bring a smile to those who loved him.
My hugs and love to Arthur and Susie.
I love you all.

Darlene Dyer

February 12, 2021

You were almost 2 when I was lucky enough to meet you. You always made me smile. But the night your mom, dad and uncle Danny went to work and I put you and Marc to bed, then I heard from the bedroom a little voice say darlaloo, darlaloo, my heart melted. Needless to say you got to get up and play a couple more hours. I have so many memories but that one will always stick in my head and my heart. R.I.P. Corey bear. I love you

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY