Obituaries detail

Michael Joseph Corso, Age: 74
Jan 15, 1947 - Mar 29, 2021

    Michael Joseph Corso, 74, Kansas City, MO, died Mon., Mar. 29, 2021. He was born Jan 15, 1947 in Kansas City, MO the  son of Joe and Hazel Reese Corso, III. Michael served in the US Army, and was a very proud veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.  Michael worked for Jet Delivery Services for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife Barbara Corso and brother Joe Corso.


Geoff Laurenzo Apr 03 ,2021

Neighbor ,Des Moines ,Iowa

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. I grew up on Eighth St in the neighborhood. I have fond memories of Corso's pizza, and early years at SHS. My condolences to Joe and Barbara.

Mary Wadle Apr 03 ,2021

Sacred Heart Grade School classmate ,Norwalk ,Iowa

Barbara & Joe - my deepest sympathy. You both are in my prayers.

Michael Camp Apr 03 ,2021

Barbara and Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the time I spent chatting with Mike. It was great fun for my boys watching him spin and toss the crust when we came for pizza. I do and will always miss the late night chats at Country Kitchen , The Faded Onion, and of course Corso’s. To me he was one of those friends that time and distance always evaporated away when he smiled and greeted me. I always felt privileged in his company. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Mike Camp

Kathie Hallock Lutter Apr 03 ,2021

Long time high friend ,West Des Moines ,Iowa

Barbara and Joe, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I am sending my thoughts and prayers for your peace during this difficult time.

Bob and Lori Hinton Apr 03 ,2021

Acquaintance ,West Des Moines ,Iowa

Very sorry to hear about this. We have such fond memories of Mike and his mad pizza making skills. Mike and Corsos are firm fixtures in the history of WDM. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mark Challis Apr 03 ,2021

Friend ,DES MOINES ,Iowa

Barb and Joe, I am so sorry to hear Mike has passed away. He was one of the Good Guys from Valley Junction. He was one of the best cooks in town. He really enjoyed being the maker and baker of those pizzas, and welcoming the people that came in on that side of the restaurant. I have many fond memories of Mike and both of you. God Bless.

Dutch Koch Apr 04 ,2021

a brother Mason & friend ,Des Moines ,Iowa

Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Mike, and later, Joe, hosted Za Ga Zig’s Young Shriners Club for many years. Mike always started us out with a kind word and often a comp’d pitcher. We got to know him better from working with him at the Consistory’s kitchen. Mike mentored our club’s aspiring cooks, and inspired us to put on many parties & banquets; by sharing his professional expertise he had a real impact on a number of Masonic bodies in Iowa... We’ll miss him! Dutch Koch

sue brown triplett Apr 07 ,2021

friend ,west des moines ,Iowa

Barbara, I am so sorry to lean of your loss. We knew Mike from THE best pizza place in Des Moines. I was thrilled to run into you a few years ago and learn of your marriage to Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cherie Shreck Apr 09 ,2021

grade school friend ,Des Moines ,Iowa

I knew Mike in kindergarten at Clover Hills Elementary, West Des Moines, IA. He was a fun boy. Kindergarten was half days then and Mike usually slept through our morning class. We, the kids, learned that it was probably because his parents worked so late and he stayed up till Corso's was closed. Many fond memories of buying pizza after football games, sock hops and for family time. It was a delight to see him in charge after Joe & Hazel "retired". My husband, Bob, and I would take our children there to order pizza for take out. We'd stand and watch him work his magic. The kids' eyes would light up. He always had time for a reminiscent chat. My sympathy to you Barbara and to you Joe. He will be missed!

Dan and Dawn Rodish Apr 12 ,2021

Friend ,Polk City ,Iowa

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Corso family.