H. Marie Dean

May 18, 1928 - January 08, 2018

H. Marie Dean of Luther passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Reed City Fields Assisted Living. She was 89.

Mrs. Dean was born May 18, 1928 in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario, Canada to Klon and Mildred (Grice) Johnston and they preceded her in death. On August 9, 1947 in Ontario, Canada she married James Samuel Dean and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2004.

She was a member of the Leroy United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Reed City Post 2964. Mrs. Dean enjoyed doing crafts and fishing with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida.

She is survived by her children: James Samuel (Deb) Dean, Jr. of Cadillac, Allen (Kim) Dean of Leroy, Robert (Angie) Dean of Leroy, Samuel (Sandy) Dean of Orchard Park, New York, David (Shelly) Dean of Reed City, Christine (Jerry) Poprawski of Howard City, Lillian Dean Mansoor of Dryden, Susan (Mark) Ingersoll of Fife Lake; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings: Melvyn (Carole) Johnston of Seeley’s Bay, Ontario, Jewel Brien of Ottawa, Ontario, Pearl Knapp of Kingston, Ontario, Susan (Emerson) Baxter of Seeley’s Bay Ontario; many nieces and nephews and good friend and neighbor, Charlie Smith of Luther.

In addition to her parents and husband Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Leroy United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Loomis and Pastor Dan Miller officiating. Friends may meet the family from 6-8 Pm Thursday at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac and Friday from 10:00 AM until services at the church. Burial will be at East Ellsworth Township Cemetery in Lake County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leroy United Methodist Church, Luther United Methodist Church Steeple Fund, Edgetts Wesleyan Church or to Munson Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.


Guest Book

Melvyn & Carole Johnston - Jan 9th, 2018 2:48 pm

"A beautiful spirit has taken up her final residence in the Kingdom of God. Rest in Peace and Love, Marie. "

Melissa Long - Jan 9th, 2018 7:50 pm

"I am so sorry to hear about Marie's passing!! Prayers and love to the family!! I enjoyed cleaning for Marie while I did!! And boy was she ever proud of all of you!! She enjoyed talking about you all!! Again prayers!!"

Tammy Johnston - Jan 9th, 2018 8:46 pm

"I loved listening to the sisters telling stories whenever they got together. I'm so happy Aunt Marie made it over earlier this year for what turned out to be her final visit to Seeley's Bay. She will be sorely missed by many."

Debbie Dean - Jan 10th, 2018 8:31 am

"The best mother in love one could have. She was a very wonderful lady. Kind, gentle, loving, generous, sweet, and I loved hearing her stories sitting around the kitchen table. She will be greatly missed. Until we meet again."

Jane Meilbeck - Jan 10th, 2018 10:39 am

"Chris & Jerry, You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. I never met her, but I know she must have been a beautuful person, because of the wonderful daughter she raised! May God bless and comfort you and your family. Love and prayers, Jane and Harry Meilbeck "

Marg Hague - Jan 10th, 2018 2:59 pm

"Jim, Deb and family My sincere condolences in the passing of your Mom. My thoughts are with you."

Diane Taylor - Jan 10th, 2018 4:04 pm

"Chris and Jerry - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time - cherish the memories. Diane and Bud"

Connie Bleeker - Jan 10th, 2018 7:39 pm

"So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family."

John and Jamie Smith - Jan 10th, 2018 8:10 pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She raised some amazing people."

Karen tooley (smith) - Jan 10th, 2018 9:37 pm

"Dearest marie, it has been an honor, a pleasure and a privilege to have known you. I would always have wonderful conversations with you when I would be at dad's visiting. Thank you for listening, thank you for all the laughs, thank you for being you. Give mom a hug for me! Love, Karen (always a smith to you ) tooley "

Kay Helzer - Jan 11th, 2018 12:50 pm

"Lillian, Although I never met your mother, I'll remember all your stories and memories of her. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Jeanne Hawkins Mol - Jan 11th, 2018 8:40 pm

"I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I have fond memories of your mother when I would visit with my parents as a child. I will keep the family in my prayers during this most difficult time. "

Denise Smith - Jan 12th, 2018 5:29 am

"Lillian and family, I am so very sorry. Your Mother was such a sweet person. May the wonderful memories of your Mom bring you comfort at this time. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family."

Julie D - Jan 15th, 2018 1:36 pm

"Please accept my condolences on behalf of your loved one, H. Marie Dean. I have lost many loved ones in death, and I know the pain this causes. May this Bible scripture comfort you as it has me: 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 calls God, "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comfort us". "

ELSIE MOORE - Jan 18th, 2018 8:35 am

"So very sorry for your loss. Her smile tells what a kind person she was. Blessings and prayers for all your family."

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