Howard Dean

HANNA CITY - Howard A. Dean 82, of Hanna City passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born in Fort Atkinson, Wis., to Jesse and Katherine Ellefson Dean on Dec. 24, 1930, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Scungio in Cranston, R.I., on July 24, 1954.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Hanna City; and children, Michael (Debra) Dean of Princeville, Teresa Field of Rockford, John (Christine) Dean of Peoria, Aelred "David" Dean of Atlanta, Ga., Christopher (Stephanie) Dean of Brimfield and Angela (Todd) Wright of Peoria. Also surviving are his 10 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

His parents and brothers, Ralph and Robert, preceded him in death.

Howard served in the U.S. Navy and worked as an electrician for Local 34, IBEW, for 55 years.

He was a member of the Italian American Society of Peoria and Mount Olive Missionary Church in Peoria, where he served as head deacon and greeter.

He also taught Conversational English as a second language at Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. with visitation two hours prior at Mount Olive Missionary Church in Peoria and military rites following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF Hospice Homecare; Richard L. Owens Hospice Home; or Mount Olive Missionary Church in his name.

Abts Mortuary has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Abts Mortuary
905 South 5th Street Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-1474

Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 19, 2013