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Dale Dean January 1, 1934 - July 6, 2009

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HECTOR -- Dale Edwin Dean, 75, of Hector, died Monday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Swedlanda Lutheran Church in Palmyra Township, Renville County. Burial will be at the Swedlanda Lutheran Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hughes Funeral Home in Hector and one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born January 1, 1934, in Martinsburg Township, Renville County, to Edwin and Lillie (Johnson) Dean. He was a lifelong member of the Swedlanda Lutheran Church. He attended District 83 country school and Hector High School, graduating in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve from 1954 to 1956.

He married Joyce Imes on February 6, 1960. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Hector to farm south of Hector with his family until retirement. He bowled on the "Witte Ford" team for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of Atwater; children: Kim (and Tom) Rasmussen, Greg of Hahira, Ga.; Mark of Hahira, Ga.; and Terry (and Melissa) of Hutchinson; four grandchildren; three brothers: Orville (and Doris) of Hector; Duane of Circle Pines; and Gary (and Gail) of Hutchinson.

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