Dean L. York
1932 - 2021
McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home
644 River Dr
Bettendorf, IA

Dean L. York

August 27, 1932-July 15, 2021

DAVENPORT-Dean L. York, 88, of Davenport, Iowa, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his home.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 19, 2021 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Adventure Community Church in Davenport.

Dean was born August 27, 1932 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Dale & Dorothy York. He was united in marriage to Sharon Ashby in 1973. Together they raised ten children. Yes, I said ten!

Dean served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 32 years. He was active in scouting and the Masonic Order. He loved his family and enjoyed taking them on long vacations.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Sharon; his children, Harry & Ginny York, Greg & Lisa Ashby, David & Char York, Allen & Dianna York, Charlotte & Jeff Haertjens, Sherry & Benjie Murphy, Ron & Sarah York and Alice & Ty Baugh; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; his brother, Michael York; his son-in-law, Jerry Peters; his daughter-in-law, Paige Martin; and many nieces and nephews.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Robin Peters; his son, Michael (Ashby) Martin; his brothers, Allen York and Curt York; his sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Danny Cherryholmes; and a granddaughter, Alex Haertjens.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Jul. 17, 2021.
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Sharon So sorry for your loss/ miss you at line dancing. Linda Lundquist (line dancing friend)
Linda Lundquist
July 19, 2021
Ron Davis
July 19, 2021
I am Sorry to hear about Deans passing. I knew him years ago when our boys were in the Scouts. Very nice and dedicated man. The world will Miss Him, Heaven will Embrace Him.RIP Dean
Chuck Thompson
July 17, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. I met Dean when I became a massage therapist and started working at the chiropractor Dean went to. We had great talks and he always had a story. I found out his love of collecting Hot Wheels and he actually met my brother once in a store and they shared their experiences of Hot Wheel collecting. He was a kind and gentle man and I am so happy to know he is with Jesus. May the Lord give you the comfort and peace that passes all understanding.
July 17, 2021
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