Dennis James Biodrowski
1940 - 2014
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Dennis James Biodrowski first saw the light of day June 27, 1940, in Gary, Ind. He passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery with visitation at 10 a.m. Dennis was the second son born to first generation Polish-American, Joseph Biodrowski, and his wife, Corabelle Matthews. He was an All-State half-back in high school with multiple scholarship offers. Having chosen Memphis State University, he excelled in football as tight-end being inducted into the Memphis State University Hall of Fame. He continued his career playing five seasons in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1967. Dennis played in the 1966 AFL Championship game as well as Super Bowl I. After retiring from football, Dennis met and married the love of his life, Donna Harris, on June 24, 1977, in Texas. During their 37-year marriage, the pair traveled the world creating a lifetime of wonderful memories. Dennis was a kind, generous man who enriched the lives of those he touched. He was a devoted husband, a proud father of four sons and an awesome grandfather. Dennis had a quick wit and captivating smile. Family was most important. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Edwin. Survivors: His wife, Donna; sons, Scott, Kirk, Clint, Drew; brother, Joe; grandchildren, Alex, Timmy, Sophie, Drake, Nolan, Cale, Cara.

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Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 22, 2014.
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May 21, 2020
I'm not sure if anyone will read this since Dennis passed away several years ago. I was a junior at Grandview High School when Dennis came to visit with the football team in 1963. I don't remember a thing he told us, but I have always remembered that visit!!! Rest in Peace, Dennis. I'm so sorry to belatedly hear of his passing.
Ronald Maty
June 3, 2019
I hope Denny's family looks here to see this. I was a junior at Grandview HighSchool in 1963, when the Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs. I still remember one fall afternoon when this young Chiefs player came out and talked to our football team. I will always remember his nameDenny Biodrowski! I can't remember a word he said, but I was impressed just by the fact he came out to talk to us! I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you have many good memories to remember him by, and that I was able to contribute one more. Ron Maty
Ronald Maty
August 26, 2018
Denny and I were neighbors on Maple Ave. in Miller, In. We were also classmates at W. A.Wirt HS. He was a good friend and such an excellent athlete....may he rest in peace. Andrea Hatrak Fantechi
Andrea Fantechi
October 28, 2015
I worked for the Ft Worth water dept in the90's and I got to meet Mr Biodrowski. He showed me his Ring and even let me try it on it was such an honor. He was amazed I and my helper were both named Eddie he said out was his brother's name. So, I say to will always be one off the greatest memories ever. Eddie Miller
Eddie Miller
November 12, 2014
God will provide comfort in your time of sorrow.

C. Johnson
October 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you and sending prayers.
Robin Mansfield
October 26, 2014
I'm so sorry about your great loss. Dennis and I were really good friends at Memphis State and did a lot of stuff together. I've thought about him often and hoped I'd see him again. I know I will when I get to Heaven.

dickey lee, Franklin, TN
October 26, 2014
With his health deteriorating, his death was inevitable and expected, but even knowing it was coming, it still hurts beyond words. He was always there for me and was an open ear whether he approved or not. I will miss my buddy tremendously.
Stephen LaFleur
October 25, 2014
I attended H.S. with Denny and played football and basketball with him. He was a gentleman off the field and court but intense while playing. He will be missed by all of the class of 1958. May God grant him eternal rest. My prayers are with his wife and children. Tommy Thompson Bella Vista,
October 24, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Leisa Rintala
October 24, 2014
Denny and I had wild times in Gary as we were classmates from 6th grade on. Some of our adventures I will not talk about, but it was a blast never to be forgotten. Sorry to hear of his passing. Larry McCoy
Larry McCoy
October 24, 2014
Deepest sympathy and condolence to Donna and her family. I last met Denny at the Wirt class reunion in IN, 2000. He seemed like such a nice guy and didn't act like the famous football star he was. I'm sure he will be missed by many.
October 23, 2014
Our condolences go out to your whole family..very sadden to read about Dennis passing..knew him from high school years and through family....Lou and Judee
Lou Radoe
October 23, 2014
Love of family and caring thoughts go out to you, Donna and your family, from your relatives in Mineral Point, WI. After meeting Dennis, we knew you were both meant for each other and we always enjoyed our get-togethers. Peace be with you, we love you.
Gary and Linda Griffiths
October 23, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to the entire family. Love you all. Kathleen Biodrowski Stover and family
Kathleen Stover
October 23, 2014
I knew Denny from about 6th grade all through high school. I remember when we had to learn to dance in the old Wirt gym - lots of good memories, although at the time a lot of us thought it was a terrible thing to be forced on us! He was always a good guy. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Miller Neil
October 23, 2014
Denny was my high school buddy and teammate. I visited him a number of times at Memphis State, after our mutual football seasons were over. He was a wonderful person. I was the only H.S. teammate at his first wedding. Carole & I send condolences to his family.
Ken Parmelee
October 23, 2014
Donna, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Diane Schmidt
October 23, 2014
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal." My prayers are with you Donna and your family during this difficult time. Hugs, Laurie Piekarski
October 23, 2014
Donna, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Kathy VonFeldt (Volvo)
October 23, 2014
Thinking of you and the famiy, Donna. So sorry to hear this news.

- Carole McMahan (Volvo)
October 22, 2014
Donna, so sorry to hear about Dennis. If you will recall, I was in Tampa just this past June and Dennis and I had lunch together. Was wonderful to relive some of our old football experiences together. Dennis was a close friend while we were playing for the Chiefs. I know he was a good Christian man and he is with his Master today. God bless you and all of his family.

Jerry Cornelison

Jerry Cornelison
October 22, 2014
Donna, I was very sorry to hear about Dennis. He will always be in your heart and the memories you carry will bring you comfort. You are always welcome at the lake. It is a good place to relax and reflect. Lean on your friends and family for a bit. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Humphreys
October 22, 2014
My heart goes out to the Biodrowski family. I am sorry for your loss and you have my deepest condolences.
Rob Salas
October 22, 2014
Sorry for youo and your family's loss Donna...Dennis was a fun guy to be around and and we have many fond memories of the two of you. Chris
chris burford
October 22, 2014
So sorry for your loss Butch and family. Dennis will be greatly missed. Love to all.
Richard and Teresa Lane
October 22, 2014
So sorry my prayers for all the family. Love you . Joan
October 22, 2014
Our daughter Michelle noticed Mr Biodrowski's Superbowl ring and asked him about it. Michelle asked Mr Biodrowski if she could tell me, her father and an avid Chiefs fan, about him and Mr Biodrowski said yes. Michelle was so sad when she told me about Mr Biodrowski and his tremendous effect on her. I read the life and times of Mr Biodrowski and understand why he had the effect on our daughter. What a great man in every aspect of his life. I know he is missed. To have had an opportunity to visit with Mr Biodrowski as Michelle did would indeed been a life changing experience. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Frank and Maureen Mindrup
October 22, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

John Grady
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