Samuel Roland Dean
Samuel Roland Dean


Samuel Roland Dean, 23, left this world far too soon on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Sam was born in Des Moines, on December 13, 1992, to Steven and Nicolette Dean. He will be remembered for his big heart, quick-wit, contagious smile, headstrong ways, and larger-than-life character. Sam was an avid sports fan and had an ability to make everyone he met feel special- just by being himself. Sam's passing has created a huge void in the lives of all that knew and loved him.

Sam is survived by his parents, Steven and Nicolette Dean; siblings, Armand, Roman, and Giavanna (GiGi); grandparents, Charles and Nancy Noyes; as well as a large extended family and many close friends.

Sam was preceded in death by grandparents Sam and Yolanda Dean.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic church, 15 Indianola Road, Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a cause close to Sam's heart.

The brightest flames burn out the fastest- Sam will be dearly missed.

Published by the Des Moines Register from Sep. 29 to Sep. 30, 2016.
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Steve, Nicki, and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sam was a great boy that I was honored to know and teach at St. Anthony's. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Weber
October 1, 2016
Sorry for your loss guys, take care and God Bless.
Rest in Peace Sam.

Gabe Sink
September 30, 2016
Steve and Nicollette, Armend, Roman and GiGi,

Very sorry to hear about Sam. I have many great memories of as I watched him grow up at St. Anthony's. He did love sports and had a great sense of humor.
September 30, 2016
Steve, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
September 30, 2016
Steve, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless Samuel and welcome him.
Ed & Karen Hrynyk
September 30, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. May God bless you and keep you all.
Douglas Detrick
September 29, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way for you and your family.

Ellyn Langlois Reel
Ellyn Reel
September 29, 2016
I share the following passage with you. It brings me peace and the will to go on. I hope in time it has the same meaning for you.

"The Hummingbird

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation."

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September 29, 2016
Steve and Nicki,
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Sam. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you and your family during this very difficult time. God Bless.

Steve Henricksen, Atlanta,GA
September 29, 2016
Steve, sending warm regards to you and your family driving this time. If there is anything we can do, even just chat please let us know. May your family come together more strongly than ever during this time.
Dwayne Branum
September 29, 2016
Steve and Nicki, Kelly and are so saddened to hear about Sam. I will always remember how sweet he was to Myles at the ballpark. Kelly was remembering the times he spent babysitting Sam. All our sympathy, Cindy and Kelly
Cindy Willson
September 29, 2016
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you and your family at this time of sorrow from the loss of Samuel. God Bless.

Sherri Charlton
September 29, 2016
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 29, 2016
Dear Steve and family
There are never any words to say.
Steve, Please know that my prayers and support are with you and your family as you mourn his loss but also celebrate his life
Andy Rust
September 29, 2016
Steve and Family-
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Samuel. May God Bless you all.
Paul Lane
September 29, 2016
so sorry for your loss. God speed Sam.

Ralph Amodeo
September 29, 2016
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ramon Ocampo
September 28, 2016
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