Michael Joseph Senne, passed away at his home in Denton, Texas on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Michael was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on August 23, 1953 to Shirley and Sanford Senne. He graduated from Bloom High School in Chicago Heights and earned a BS degree in Physical Education from George Williams College (GWC) formerly located in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Michael's passion was coaching and baseball. He served as Assistant Baseball Coach at his alma mater prior to becoming GWC's Head Baseball Coach. He also coached several sports while teaching physical education at Rich South High School and Kankakee Junior High School in Illinois. After coaching and teaching, Michael became an avid follower of collegiate baseball and football.
Michael is survived by Terry (Shopnitz) Senne, his wife of 35 years; daughters, Kelly Tifft of Spring, TX and Jaclyn Senne of Salt Lake City, UT; son, Michael Senne, Jr. of Denton; sisters, Sandra White of Tinley Park, IL, Jodene Reynolds of Grayslake, IL, and Beth Tieri of St. John, IN; brother Scott Senne of St. John, IN; brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews; and grandchildren, Marcus, RJ, Gehrig, and Gabriel of Spring, TX. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Sanford Senne.
Family was of great importance to Michael, and he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers or donations, Michael requested that those who wish to do so, enjoy a meal together as a family to celebrate life and family.
The family of Michael Joseph Senne wishes to thank his doctors at UTSW for their exceptional care and compassion.