July 8, 1948 - October 17, 2021
Donald E. Dean, age 73, of St. Anne passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born July 8, 1948 in Union County, KY, the son of Milton & Imogene (Daily) Dean. Donald married Merry Patterson on July 1, 1977 in Clarksville, IN. Donald retired as a truck driver for Schaafsma Sod Farm for many years. He enjoyed decorating his golf cart and cruising around town. Donald never met a stranger and was always friendly. He spent a lot of time at Twisted Sisters Cafe, formerly Joey’s. Donald adored and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Merry Dean of St. Anne; one son and daughter-in-law, David & Jenny Pomaranski of St. Anne; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie & Scott Chamness of Limestone; four grandchildren, Jared (Kelcie) Pomaranski, Carter Pomaranski (Kayla Trudeau), Grant Pomaranski; Caden Chamness; one great-grandchild on the way, Jamison Pomaranski; one sister, Bonnie Garcia of KY; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Cary & Jackie Dean and Gary & Lisa Dean, all of KY; his mother-in-law, Loretta Ivey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne. Deacon Paul Sellers will officiate the service. Interment will follow at St. Anne Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Disabled American Veterans.
Donald E. Dean, age 73, of St. Anne passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born July 8, 1948 in Union County, KY, the son of Milton & Imogene (Daily) Dean. Donald married Merry Patterson on... View Obituary & Service Information
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