Sanford J. Dean
1921 - 2019
December 20, 1921
January 24, 2019
Sanford j. dean

Born: December 20, 1921; in Minneapolis, MN

Died: January 24, 2019; in DeKalb, IL

Sanford J. Dean, 97, of DeKalb, died Thursday, January 24, 2019, at his home.

He was born on December 20, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of William and Mary (Armstrong) Dean.

Sanford married Betty Click on December 24, 1943, in Dayton, Ohio.

Sanford was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a professor of psychology at Northern Illinois University and chair of the department. He was a political junkie and liked to garden, knit, and bake pies. Sanford was a member of the American Psychological Association and a founding member of the American Psychological Society.

He is survived by his three children, Carol Jo Dean, Laura Peters and Michael Dean; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Joy; three nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and two brothers.

There will be no services.

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Published by Daily-Chronicle on Jan. 26, 2019.
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January 25, 2019
My deepest sympathies to family and friends of Mr. Dean. May you keep in mind the hope of everlasting life, which can help sustain and strengthen you through this difficult time of grief. 1Corintians 15:26
January 25, 2019