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Dean Collier Mead
October 18, 1915 – May 7, 2011
Dean Collier Mead age 95, of Anamosa died Saturday May 7, 2011 at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Services will be 10:30 am Thursday May 12, 2011 at the United Methodist Church of Anamosa. Rev. Laurie Riley will officiate at the service. Friends may call from 4 to 8 Wednesday May 11, 2011 at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Interment will be at the North Madison Cemetery in Center Junction, Iowa. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at Goettsch Online.
Surviving are his daughters Bernna Deane Hawkins of Victor, Iowa, Kay (Randall) Betz of Marengo, Iowa and Jane Roehs of Cedar Rapids; a sister Dorothy Smith of Anamosa; 10 grandchildren Jill (John) McCallister, Kevin (Maria) Hawkins, Bruce (Becky) Hawkins, Jeff (Michele) Hawkins, Marla Betz, Jon (Val) Betz, Brian (Gabrielle) Betz, Jason (Ozlem) Jenkins, Alison Roehs and Andrea (Peter Ekstam) Roehs; 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren; 1 step daughter Judy (Delmar) Phillips of Anamosa, and her children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Berneice, April 29, 1980, and Helen, January 10, 2010; a sister, Mildred Iosty; 3 brothers, Myron, Dillon and Robert; 2 sons-in-law, Richard Hawkins and Paul Roehs.
Dean Collier Mead was born October 18, 1915 in Center Junction, Iowa. He was the son of William and Blanche Collier Mead. Dean was a 1933 graduate of Center Junction High School. Dean worked for Wilson & Company and as a Truck driver on and off for many years. On October 18, 1935 Dean and Berneice Juilfs were united in marriage in Cedar Rapids, she preceded him in death. On February 6, 1981 Dean and Helen Hart Ricklefs were united in marriage in Hiawatha, Iowa, she preceded him in death. Dean was a member of the United Methodist Church of Anamosa for 30 years. Dean loved his cars, flying his airplane and traveling. He enjoyed meeting people, Dean never forgot a name. He enjoyed spending time with his sister Dorothy. But the thing Dean treasured most was the time he was given to spend with his family and friends. Dean was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandpa, great grandpa, great-great-grandpa and friend and he will be missed dearly by those who knew him best.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Anamosa United Methodist Church or Camp Courageous.

Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 12 May 2011

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