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Richard F. Dean, 88

Jun 16, 2019

(Formerly of Blue Earth) Col. (Ret) Richard F. Dean passed away peacefully on June 13, at Sunrise, in Golden Valley. He was born to Rollo and Helen Dean on June 5, 1931, in Blue Earth. After attending Blue Earth schools, he entered the University of Minnesota, studying Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1958 with a DVM degree. After a short time in that field, he joined the Army and married Eva Shafer. He served in the U.S. Army for 30+ years, rising to the rank of Colonel. He spent most of his service in Europe.

Preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marjorie Lehman, and second wife, Connie Dean. He is survived in the Seattle area by former wife, Eva; daughter, Sabina (Michael Norton) and son, Dr. Thomas Dean. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Anne Mundale and brother, George (Janice); nephews, Tim (Stacy) and family and Jon (Darcey) and family in the Twin Cities. At Richards request there will be no services. He will be interred in Blue Earth. Arrangements by Choice Cremation.