Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 East Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Jeff Cottingham officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, with military graveside services conducted by Buckley American Legion Post 513.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. by Paxton Masonic Lodge No. 416 A.F.&A.M.
Dean was born July 10, 1922, in Elliott, the son of Henry and Nellie Jardine Pfoff. He married Dorothy E. Jordan in November 1948. She died October 1, 1984. He married Dorothy E. Elkins in October 1991. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Polly Moore of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexandra Moore of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Karen Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; a step-granddaughter, Amy Miller of Nashville; a step great-granddaughter, Alexis Thomas and two step-great- grandsons, Dalton and Logan Scannaliato. He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and two brothers.
Dean grew up in Elliott. He attended Celina High School, Celina, Ohio, and Hobart Trade School in Troy, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. During World War II he was in the European Theater of Operations. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union 380, Urbana, for 40 years and retired in 1987. In November 2001, he and Dorothy moved to Nolensville, Tenn.
Dean was a member of Buckley American Legion Post 513, the Paxton Masonic Lodge 416 A.F. & A.M. and the Scottish rite of Bloomington. Dean enjoyed fishing and golfing.
Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Paxton, or an organization of the donor's choice.