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Nicholas Corsentino

Nick Corsentino, age 79, of Ozark passed away April 7, 2022.  He was born January 30, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Nick and Zelma Corsentino.  In 1959 the family moved to Lake of the Ozarks where they ran a resort in Sunrise Beach, MO.  Nick graduated from Camdenton High School in 1961.


Nick entered the U.S. Air Force in 1961 and served in Air Defense Command at McChord A.F.B. in Tacoma, WA and was honorably discharged in 1965.


Nick also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, retiring in December 2006 after 30 years of service. Nick achieved the rank of Commander.


In 1965, Nick joined the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Kansas City, MO and served for five years as a Patrol Sergeant.  In 1971 Nick joined the Kirkland, WA Police Department in Kirkland, WA and served for fourteen years as a Detective and Patrol Sergeant.


Nick joined the Christian County Sheriff’s Department in 1985, serving as Chief Deputy until 1988.  In 1988 Nick was selected to serve as Police Chief in Ozark, MO, serving until retirement in 1993.


In 1986, Nick and Kathryn were married in a pontoon boat wedding on Table Rock Lake.


In 1995, Nick was appointed to the Missouri Department of Public Safety serving as Division of Liquor Control Agent until retirement in 2000.


In 2000, Nick and Kathryn moved to California where Nick worked for South Coast Plaza Shops and Offices in the Security Department in Costa Mesa, California until retirement in 2005.


Nick and Kathryn moved to Las Cruces NM in 2005 living in retirement until 2013.


In 2013 Nick and Kathryn moved back to Ozark, where they attended Hopedale Baptist Church.


In 1988, while serving as Police Chief in Ozark, Nick was a Charter Member of the Ozark Kiwanis Club, serving as Club Secretary.


A graveside memorial service at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, will be Thursday, April 28, 9:00 AM, with full military honors. Cremation rites were accorded by Adams Crematory.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  

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Patti and Claudine: Is there any way you can help me find my mother in law, Kathy? Nick passed, his son made notification to us, but stopped communication and will not tell us what nursing facility she is living in. Her Alzheimer's has progressed to a point she would not be able to reach out herself, even to Ray or Rich. You can contact Rich (Kathy's youngest son) at 775-253-4768 or myself, Kara, at 714-642-4928.

Kara kurucz Apr 28 2022 11:12 PM

I was transferred to State Farm Insurance Springfield office in August 1986. Kathy and Nick had only been married for a couple weeks. The three years I spent there, Nick would take Kathy and I on weekend trips, anywhere we would like to go. I would go back to visit them for years and Nick would always take us to Branson. When Kathy got sick, Nick still kept in touch with me always remembering my birthday and holidays. I will truly miss my friend.

Patti Barnhart Apr 25 2022 5:40 PM

I worked with Kathy at State Farm insurance in Springfield, MO and got to know Nick and Kathy. Was a great friendship with my hubby (who is now deceased also) and myself with Kathy and Nick.

Claudine Nielsen Apr 20 2022 9:12 PM