Dean Krapf, age 82, passed away July 15, 2014, from Congestive Heart Failure. |
Dean was born May 16, 1932, in Minnesota where he was brought up on a farm.
He served in the U. S. Army and played on the Army football team in Germany. After his service, he graduated from Mankato State University where he was a football star. Dean loved football and the San Diego Chargers until the end.
He married the love of his life, Annette Vik, and they were married for 52 years. They had two children Victoria and Michael (deceased 2012). The family moved to Westwood in Rancho Bernardo in 1969. Dean helped organize Pop Warner football in Rancho Bernardo and was the first Head Coach of the Rancho Bernardo Chargers. He was also involved with the first Men's Club in Westwood. He loved young people. As Santa Claus, he went door to door making hundreds of children smile with anticipation as Christmas approached. He was always helping others by volunteering in community projects where ever he lived. Dean worked in Management, Marketing then Real Estate Sales.
In retirement, Dean and his wife moved to Borrego Springs where he continued to work in real estate. He was an active member in Borrego Springs Rotary Club; he helped establish the first American Legion Post 853; and was very involved in the Road Runner Club Association.
After his wife Anne passed in 2010, Dean began a struggle with Alzheimer's which brought him back to San Diego close to his daughter. He spent past three years at Belmont Village in Sabre Springs where he received wonderful care.
Dean was a real gentleman, a loving husband, father, and genuine friend to many, many people. Because of his honesty, sincerity and loyalty, he was truly loved by all he touched and will be missed dearly.
Dean is survived by his daughter, Victoria (Don) Forbess; and many dear relatives and friends.
Services will be held on August 22, 2014, at 11:30 am at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Published in the Pomerado News on July 24, 2014