Dean Titus, 76, of Story City, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Soderstrum Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, Wednesday, November 28 with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be at the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City.
Dean was born July 17, 1936, in Albert City, Iowa, to Wayne and Irene (Johnson) Titus. He was a twin with brother, DeWayne. He graduated from Mallard High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp
. 1956 to 1958 - Active and until 1962 in Reserves. He married Lorraine Carr in Perry, and had children, Gary, Dorene, Faith Ann and Connie. In 1983, God called Dean into the healing evangelistic ministry. He was licensed and ordained through Faith Christian Fellowship International, Tulsa, OK, since 1987. He was pastor/evangelist of the Dean Titus Ministry, Inc. until his death. He was pastor advisor for Ames Women's Aglow and a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship and board member to Light to the World Ministries.
Survived by his second wife, LaVon; his children, Gary Titus, Dorene Titus, Connie (Leslie) Elliott and step-daughters, Lisa (Scott) Schaefer and Kathy (Sam) Hughes; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosemary Jacob as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, DeWayne, Dale and Dennis; and a daughter, Faith Ann Dunn.
Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.