Don B. Dean, age
70, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Horton VNA Hospice Center
Don was born
February 24, 1946, in Odon, Indiana, to the late Charles and Edith (Shake)
Don was the
maintenance director of the Portage Township Schools and a Reserve Police
Officer with the City of Portage. He loved fishing, camping, gardening and
Don is survived by
his loving wife Debbie; three sons, Scott (Tammy) Dean of Portage, Mark
(Tanya) Dean of Winder, GA, and Richard (Holly) Dean of Dunn, NC; five
grandchildren, Taylor Dean, Kailynn Dean, Drake Dean, Caidence Dean and
Sarah Dean; four brothers, Charles Dean of Texas, Norman Chambers of
Indiana, Cecil Dean of Tennessee, and Thomas Dean of Illinois; two sisters,
Margaret Harkrader of Illinois, and Carolyn Ingram of Indiana; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of
Donís life will be conducted at the Valparaiso Mennonite Church, 1305
Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 4
p.m. There will be a time of sharing with Donís family from 2 p.m. until the
time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers
memorial gifts are preferred to the Valparaiso Mennonite Church, or the
Porter County VNA Hospice Center, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
may be submitted at