Dean served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII after graduating from Holt High School. He worked at Lansing Electric Motors for over 30 years and in 1991 he went to work for Karoub and Associates where he worked for almost 22 years. He was a founding and current member of the Holt Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette; sons, Gary (Kadra) Parker and Richard (Nancy) Parker; daughter, Sharon Parker; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Holt Baptist Church, 2020 Dean Ave., Holt, MI, with Pastor Fred Froman officiating. Interment will take place at Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.