Dean H. Niesen passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at age 43. Dean was preceded in death by his father Harry D. Niesen, of Pelham; aunts, Mrs. Jean Prevatte and Mrs. Molen Poole, of Troy, uncle Bobby Pope, of Dothan, and cousin Ronald Pope, of Dothan. Dean is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Niesen, of Pelham; sons, Nick Niesen and John Niesen, of Homewood; their mother, Amy Niesen; brothers, Alan Niesen (Aimee), of Johnson City, Tenn., and Dave Niesen (Beverly), of Perdido Bay, Fla.; nieces, Christy Bonner (Brad), of Tallassee, Ala.; Reed Nielsen and Reagan Nielsen, of Johnson City, Tenn.; nephew, Matt Nielsen, of Montgomery; great-nephews, Collier, Cole, and Drake Bonnier, of Tallassee, Ala.; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dean was loved by all and will be sadly missed. Dean was born in Montgomery and grew up in Anniston. He loved to play guitar and was great in baseball, where his primary position was pitching. He pitched a perfect game in little league and was selected as an All Star every season he played. Dean earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Birmingham-Southern College, Master of Business Administration from Stamford University, and was a graduate of Birmingham School of Law. He was a banker and was currently Vice President in the Trust Department of Bancorp South. Dean was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood. Funeral service will be held on Monday with visitation at Ridout's Valley Chapel on Exmoor Road in Homewood from 12 until 2 p.m., followed by service at 2 p.m. with burial immediately following at Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham. The Rev. Andy Wolfe, of Trinity UMC, and the Rev. Billy Harris, of Anniston, will be officiating. Pallbearers are Mike Parris, Butch Parris, Mike Gullage, David Allen, Jerry Sills, and Randy Rigsby. Ridout's Valley Chapel directing.
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Ridout's Valley Chapel
1800 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209
Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 23, 2011