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Donald R Dean

November 15, 1953 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 66)
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Message from Jeff gilmour
October 25, 2020 12:38 PM

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Don, he was a good guy. We were neighbors for a number of years and spent many a day taking jabs back and forth at each other like two old veterans will do about the branch of service we were in. But one time I had the pleasure of sharing this story with Don and thanking him for what he did for me.
Back in high school Terry and I were friends and one time he showed me one of Don’s medals from his service in the Marines and I was so fascinated with it that I couldn’t stop talking and thinking about it. When Terry had said something to Don about it, Don told Terry to give it to me since I liked it so much. That medal was one of the first thoughts I had about joining the service which later turned into a 15 year career. Giving ones medals away is like giving your paycheck away cause it’s something you have earned and for him to show such generosity tells a lot about his character.
When I thanked Don later in life for this he said, “ ok sailer but you should have joined the Marines”. I served in the Army but Don being Don still got his jab by calling me sailer!
I’m sorry for the families loss and he will be deeply missed.
Message from Renetta Merrill
October 25, 2020 2:50 AM

May you rest in peace Brother-in-law. ✝️🙏❤
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A candle was lit by Renetta Merrill a.k.a. Pppppimples ✝️🙏 on October 25, 2020 2:47 AM
Message from Kathy & Howard Ball & Family
October 23, 2020 7:03 PM

When I heard the news of losing Don, my heart shattered. He's been a huge part of my life. My girls loved their Uncle Don. When I broke the news to them, our world completely changed. You will be missed so much & will ALWAYS be loved! Fly high in Heaven have earned your wings. 😢😢😭😭💗💗
Message from Paul Reitz
October 23, 2020 6:55 PM

Good bye for now brother, I always looked up to you. Even though we weren't blood we was family. Love you brother R.I.P. until we meet again.
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A candle was lit by Paul Reitz on October 23, 2020 6:52 PM
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