Dennis Charles Yellina

September 12, 1947February 5, 2014
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DENNIS C. YELLINA,66, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Charles Joseph and Anne Holic Yellina, Dennis was born September 12, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a Purdue University graduate, retired from Colgate-Palmolive and was a consultant for the Coca-Cola Company. Dennis was a very hard and dedicated worker, had a beautiful tenor voice and was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

Survivors include his wife of 44 Years, Wendy Ganser Yellina; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Angie Yellina; grandchildren, Drew and Emily Yellina; brother, Paul Yellina and his wife, Kathy; sister, Joyce Dittmer and her husband, Mike; brother-in-law, Tom Ganser and his wife, Kay; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday and after 12:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Monday at the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with private entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

The family requests expressions of sympathy may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2014

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Judy , Al Stivers

February 20, 2014

Deeply sadden to hear of your loss Wendy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judith Renwick

February 11, 2014

So very sorry for your loss, Wendy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Martha Prage

February 11, 2014

I worked with Dennis at Colgate-Palmolive for many years. He was always a pleasure to be around. He will really be missed.

Abby (Ault) Dean

February 10, 2014

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I have nothing but the fondest of memories of him, his warm smile and genuine kindness. May God grant you all comfort and healing.

Frank Morelli

February 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Dennis at Colgate-Palmolive for several years. He was always very helpful, supportive, and a "can do" person. Not only did he deliver on what he agreed to do but he was a general all round GOOD GUY. It was always a pleasure working with him. God Bless Dennis, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and the family.

Art & Stephanie Ballard

February 8, 2014

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. We have good memories of the trips to NY with Colgate Jeffersonville YCMAD.

Margaret Harris

February 8, 2014

I shall miss him whenever we get together along with Wendy at the ball park (Louisville Slugger Field. I;ll miss the small conversations that we would have while waiting for the game to start.

Your family are in my prayers.

Much love -- Susie

Beth Schmidt

February 7, 2014

I am glad that I had the honor to work with a man as wonderful as Dennis. He was kind, generous, and always quick with a smile.
may knowing that you and your family are in the hearts, thoughts and prayers of others help you through this time of sorrow.

James Modica

February 7, 2014

Dennis was a kind and wonderful man to work with and spend time with outside of work. I will miss him. My condolences to Wendy and the family.

Jorge Fis

February 7, 2014

Dennis was a very humble and selfless, great to work with man. He had time for everybody. May the Lord comfort and guide his family.