Clarence M. Dean, Jr., age 79, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 9:05 am on Friday January 22, 2021, at his residence. Born on August 20, 1941 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Clarence and Mary (Cook), Sr.
Clarence attended Terre Haute Schools and then went on to work in maintenance at Silgan Plastics, Ligonier for 43 years, until his retirement in 2000. On September 23, 1967 he married Gloria K. Trammel in Rome City, IN. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, yardwork, gardening, and spending free time with family.
Survivors include his loving wife Gloria Dean of Columbia City; children Lori (Mark) Hamilton of Warsaw and Brian (Cathy) Dean of Columbia City; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings Patricia Fields of Terre Haute, Betty Teague of Minnesota, Dorothy (Tom Spurling) Van Hook of Cromwell, Jack (Minnie) Dean, Donald (Tish) Dean, John “Mike” Dean, and Peggy Dean, all of Kendallville; sister-in-law Sandy Dean of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Richard Dean, Jim Dean, Robert Dean, Mary Leturquez Rose Dean, and Margaret Dean.
Friends and family may call from 12-2 pm on Thursday January 28, 2021 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. With the current Executive Order, face masks are required for attendance.
Due to the current Covid Restrictions, a private memorial service for immediate family will be held for Clarence at 2:00 pm on Thursday January 28, 2021 and may be watched live on Facebook through DeMoney Grimes Live.
Memorial contributions in memory of Clarence may be made to Parkview Hospice.
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