Debra Alice Dean

June 12, 1954 - October 11, 2017

Debra Alice Dean of Cadillac passed away Wednesday night, October 11, 2017 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. She was 63.

Debra was born June 12, 1954 in Cadillac to William M. and Alice M. (Sisson) Crosby.

She was a fantastic mother and took great pride in creating a strong, solid foundation for her children to launch into their own independence from. Debra absolutely loved her grandchildren and took great pleasure in spoiling them. She was an excellent host and centered every holiday around family, decorating and planning every detail. When her children were younger the family often camped, where Debra would teach the children various camping skills. She was skilled in knitting, crocheting and taught herself to needle point.

On February 11, 1972 at Temple Hill Baptist Church in Cadillac she married James M. Dean and he survives along with their children: Angela Dean of Cadillac, Andrew (Carol) Dean of Ludington; grandchildren: Breann (Evan) Clements, Winter Mayfall, Caitlyn Dean; siblings, Donald (Sharon) Crosby of Cadillac and Douglas (Paula) Crosby of Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Crosby; Sisson and Crosby grandparents; Uncle Amos Sisson and Aunts, Gladys Slagle and Velma Ronk.

A private family gathering and graveside service will be held at a later date.
Her final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
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Julie (VanNatter) Meyka - Oct 13th, 2017 3:46 pm

"Thoughts and prayers to you all."

Donna and Mike Crosby - Oct 16th, 2017 2:01 pm

"So sorry to hear of your loss. Glad she was able to give you her love. Hope you all will share her love for each other. "

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