In Memory of

Richard "Dick" E. Dean

September 20, 1945 - February 21, 2021
From: Gowrie, IA


GOWRIE

 Richard E. Dean “Dick”, 75, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Mercy One Des Moines Medical Center.

  Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at United Methodist Church, Gowrie with Pastor Susan Rohden officiating.  Military rites will be presented by the American Legion Post 431 of Gowrie. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

 Dick  is survived by his wife, Sue, daughter, Brenda (Nathan) Brandes, son, Rick Dean, grandchildren, Chelsey (Glen) Worrel, Anna (Ryan) Cottington, three great-grandchildren, Brantley, Lesley, and Laci. He is also survived by his brother, James (Carol) Dean of McKinney, TX.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Ann (Miller) Dean.

   Richard Edwin Dean was born and raised in the Gowrie area. He graduated from Prairie View High School in 1963. After graduation he was inducted into the United States Army during the summer of 1965. He served a tour in Vietnam. On October 28, 1967 he was united in marriage to Sue Schultz. He worked at his dad’s dealership, Dean Auto, which he later took over until 1986. He later owned and operated Dick’s Trikes and Body Shop. Dick was an active member of the American Legion Peterson Post #431, where he served many terms as commander. He was also a member of the America Legion Riders Des Moines Post #731, he served on the Gowrie Fire Department, was a lifelong member of the Gowrie Golf Course, and a member of Gowrie UMC. Many would remember Dick announcing at the Gowrie 4th of July events, from the demolition derby to the parade. He spent many years fishing with good friends on the Crash Classic. His love for his country, family, friends, and Gowrie was evident to all who knew him.

  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

SERVICES
Memorial Services
10:30 a.m. - Thursday
February 25, 2021
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Susan Rohden
VISITATION
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday
February 24, 2021
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:02 PM
“Sue very sorry to hear of your loss, Cousins are special even thou we didn't much time together, they are still special.
- Wayne and Carol Klink

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:33 PM
“Dick I know up there listing, so I won't tell Sue how much fun we had up at Lake Winne. You already know. I will miss all the good times we had and only hope there is a BAR in heaven. Love Wildbill
- bill osmond

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:27 PM
“Sue, wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you & know you must be feeling such a loss after all these years together & all the memories of your trips & time spent with family. ”
- Gwen Benham

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:11 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He loved Gowrie! He will be truly missed.”
- Deb Benton Gevock

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Dick was a good man, a beloved fellow Veteran, and a buddy with a big heart. Karla & I send our sincere condolences to the Dean family with our prayers. We made some large size memories, old buddy. We'll never forget you.”
- Chuck Thompson

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Dick was a good man, a beloved fellow Veteran, and a buddy with a big heart. Karla & I send our sincere condolences to the Dean family with our prayers. We made some large size memories, old buddy. We'll never forget you.”
- Chuck Thompson

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:12 PM
“My sympathies, Sue to you and your family. Dick’s parents and mine were good friends. ”
- Vickie Toms

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:32 PM
“I have such wonderful memories of Dick and his fun personality, the support he gave to Gowrie as a businessman, and the many lives he touched. Sending love and sincere condolences to Sue and the Dean family at this sad time. ”
- Debra Satterfield

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:01 PM
“Many good memories of talking to Dick. Our sympathy to the family. ”
- Andrea and Gary Kuhn


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