Dean Wortley

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Dean P. Wortley

East Leroy

Dean Pierce Wortley, 82 of East Leroy passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.

He was born May 19, 1931 in Chelsea, MI, the son of Charles and Catherine (Pierce) Wortley. Dean graduated from Chelsea High School and on February 16, 1954 he married the love of his life, Marion (Zincke) Wortley. He worked for 16 years as a truck driver for the Calhoun County Road Commission. Dean enjoyed spending time with people, gardening, fishing, classic cars and doing wood carvings, especially birds.  He adored his faithful dog Callie and was dearly loved by his family.

Dean is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion; son, David (Teresa) Wortley of Middleville, MI; daughters, Linda Miville of Vicksburg, Elizabeth (Tracy A) Spencer of Rio Rancho, NM, and Mary Jo Wortley of Battle Creek; brother, Gary Lee (Sharon) Wortley of Chelsea; daughter in law, Cindy (Bob) Older of Leroy Township; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert and son in law, Ray Miville.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home where a Memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Codde officiating.

Memorial donations may go to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.


Funeral Home
Shaw Funeral Homes
2838 Capital Ave Sw Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 979-3838
Funeral Home Details
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Feb. 27, 2014
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