HURON — Larry Dean, 69, of Huron, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home. His memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Welter Funeral Home with military honors by Huron Veterans Council. Memorial visitation with family present will be Saturday afternoon one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.
Larry Leland Dean was born to Wilbur and Ellen (Estervig) Dean on Sep. 7, 1943, in Los Angeles, Calif. He attended school and high school in Huron.
On Feb. 17, 1961, he entered the army. He was honorably discharged on July 10, 1964.
In 1967 he married Clara Ann Roberts and the couple lived in Downey, Calif. Clara died two years later from cancer. He moved to Huron in 1985.
He enjoyed assembling model airplanes, woodworking, word puzzles and reading.
He is survived by one son, Leland (Brenda) Dean of Huron; one daughter, Kristina (Rodney) Maez of Whitaker, Calif.; his father, Wilbur of Kan.; one sister, Linda Scheinert of Huron; step-brother, Jerry Gascoigne of Tulsa, Okla.; half-sister, Susan (Jim Schmidt) Neitzert of Aurora, Colo.; half-brother, Steve Gascoigne of Rapid City; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Larry Williams of Oroville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Clara in 1969; step-sister, Judy Williams; and brother-in-law, Dale Scheinert.For the complete article see the 04-25-2013 issue.
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