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Gary Lee Dean

March 3, 1951 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Gary Dean Obituary

Gary Lee Dean, 72, of Hart, passed away unexpectedly August 30, 2023.  He was born March 3, 1951, in Fremont Michigan, the son of Robert and Sarah (Rhoads) Dean.

Gary graduated from Hart High School in 1969, continuing his education at Ferris State University were he earned a bachelor's degree in computer science.  He and Ricki were married in Hart, Michigan on July 31, 1970.  Gary was an avid sportsman who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of the Ludington Boat Club, American Legion-Post 248-Boat/Canoe Club and the Hart Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Here, he spent time discussing John Deere, John Wayne and the latest Spartan score.  Gary was quick to laugh, happy to help and his smile will be missed by many. 
Gary is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Ricki; children, Troy M. Dean, Kaci (Steve) Lee Schwenk; grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Dean, Thomas Aaron Dean, Rubi Mae Schwenk; sisters, Nancy (Michael) L. Tate, Debra D. Dean, Denise K. Jeffries; brothers, Robert (Charlene) K. Dean, Larry (Jan) W. Dean.
Gary was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert and Sarah; son, Aaron Robert Dean; sister, Susan B. Aiken.
A celebration of life and visitation will be held from 10 am until 12 pm, Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home, 267 N. Michigan Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455.

Memorial donations may be made to: First Responders Children’s Foundation, 38 East 32nd Street, Suite 602, New York, NY 10016-5566,

Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.




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Celebration of Life
September 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455


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