EAST PEORIA – Norman D. Dean, 90, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Searl’s Ridge, to Clyde D. and Malissa A. (McCauley) Dean. He married Evelyn I. Collins on July 30, 1949, in Peoria. She passed away on Feb. 16, 1997.
Norman served in the Army during World War II with the military police. He worked at Caterpillar for 40 years. He was a member of Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115, Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. The family is grateful to all of Dad’s loving caregivers, especially Pat, Evan, Rebecca, Anna, and the compassionate staff of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.
Surviving are his children, Joyce (Randall) Stogentin of Grand Detour, Douglas (Betty) Dean of Dunlap, Scott (Ann) Dean of East Peoria, Lorinda (Ken) Ausili of Covell, and Jeanette (John) Johnson of East Peoria; grandchildren, Susan, Sandra, Stacey, Sean, Heather, Brian, Donielle, Jason, Brent, Adam, Sue, Adam, Andy, and Evan; seven great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Louis “Pete” (Kathleen) Dean of East Peoria, Elma Mae Gall of Peru, Carol Starovasnik of Seattle, Rita (Roger) Gibson of Trinity, Texas, and Kenneth (Arleen) Dean of LaSalle.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills. Visitation also will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 11 and a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, with the Rev. Tom Taylor officiating. Burial, with military honors accorded by Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115, will be at Sand Ridge Cemetery in East Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Building Fund and St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
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