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Dean W. Deuel Jr.

November 23, 1945 October 9, 2019
Dean W. Deuel Jr.
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Funeral services for Dean Deuel Jr., 73, of Aberdeen, will be 4:00pm, Monday, October 14, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Pastor Derek Baum officiating. Military honors by American Legion Post 207. Dean passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday October 9, 2019 at Avera St. Luke’s.

Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Sunday October 13, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Dean Wilson Deuel Jr. was born November 23, 1945 to Ira Dean and Florence (Cox) Deuel in Aberdeen SD. This is the area where he grew up and received his education, proudly graduating with the Aberdeen Central Class of 1963.

In June of 1963, Dean entered the United States Navy, serving on the USS John Marshall during the Vietnam War. He earned a National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged in June of 1969.

On July 20, 1985 he was united in marriage to Janet Townsend. Three children were added to this union. The family remained in Aberdeen where Dean was employed with Burlington Northern for thirty-seven years, retiring in December of 2005. Following retirement, he kept himself busy by caring for his grandchildren after school and working taking tickets for school events. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Yelduz Shrine, Scottish Rite, American Legion, United Transportation Union #233 and the Submarine Vet’s Club.

Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and watching television. Above all, Dean cherished his time with his family. He often joked with his children that he was full of useless information and was truly proud of his children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He was known for his kind and generous spirit and would do anything for anyone.

Grateful for having shared Dean’s life are his wife: Janet Deuel; children: Angela (Brian) Bowen, Jessica (Eric) Hagen, Jeffrey (Tessa) Deuel, Jamie Deuel (Erik Peterson); grandchildren: Dakota, Austin and Madison Bowen, Jackson and Rylie Hagen, Brody Deuel, Baby Peterson (due May 2020); brother: Maurice (June) Baudoin III; mother-in-law: Marjory Townsend.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ira Dean Deuel and Florence Baudoin; stepfather: Maurice Baudoin II; sister: Marion ‘Sam’ Miller; and father-in-law Russell Townsend.

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4:00 PM 10/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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4:00 PM 10/14/2019 4:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church - Aberdeen

502 South Lincoln
Aberdeen, SD 57401

First United Methodist Church - Aberdeen
502 South Lincoln Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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