Dean Joseph Inglin Dean passed away on July 13, 2013, at the age of 46, following a courageous year-long battle with brain cancer, specifically glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). He was born on May 17, 1967 in Tacoma, WA and grew up in the Summit/ Midland area. Dean attended Central Avenue Elementary, Ford Junior High, and Franklin Pierce High School, graduating in 1985. After attending Fort Steilacoom (Pierce) Community College, he continued on to Central Washington University, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. Dean worked with Shelgren Financial Group for 24 years. He thoroughly enjoyed working as a Certified Financial Planner and helping his clients with retirement planning. Dean loved to fish and could often be found chasing the "next big one" on the area's many lakes and rivers. When not fishing, he enjoyed supporting his sons in their many sports activities along with the occasional round of golf or snow-skiing adventure. He was a member of the Sumner Rotary Club, Swiss Sportsmen's Club, Tacoma Swiss Society, and Mt. View Lutheran Church. Dean is survived by his wife, Kerri, his boys Carson and Garrett, parents Rose and Martin Inglin, sister Judy (Greg) Burgi, brothers Duane (Sheri), Bryan (MeriBeth), and Kevin (Shae), in-laws John and Myrna Anderson, brothers-in-law Brian and Eric (Nancy). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as extended family members in the Swiss community. A memorial service will be held at Mt. View Lutheran Church in Edgewood, WA on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A reception will be held in his honor at the Swiss Park in Bonney Lake, WA, following the memorial service. The family would like to thank the caring medical and hospice staff of MultiCare, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and University of Washington, specifically Dr. Jasmine Daniels, Dr. John Reike, Dr. Marc Chamberlain, and the wonderful nursing and office staff at Puyallup Regional Cancer Center. One of Dean's gifts throughout this journey was lending himself to a clinical trial to help eradicate GBM for future generations. If inclined, please consider donating to brain cancer research, specifically to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, PO Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109 or to the Sumner Rotary Club or Tacoma Men's Swiss Society scholarship fund in Dean's name. Arrangements have been made by Curnow Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.curnowfuneralhome.com.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 18, 2013