Richard "Dean" Fanning
Dahl Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home
1825 W 12th Street
Cedar Falls, IA

Richard "Dean" Fanning

January 26, 1934-October 21, 2021

CEDAR FALLS-Richard "Dean" Fanning, 87, of Cedar Falls, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at UnityPoint Health/Allen Memorial Hospital of Waterloo. He was born January 26, 1934, in Conway, Iowa, son of Loren and Hazel "Berniece" (Worrell) Fanning. Dean met Betty Jean Rand on a blind date and the couple married March 5, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He worked for the City of Cedar Falls as a Maintainer Driver for 40 years, retiring in August 1995.

Dean is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; their children, Charlotte (Dan) Carbiener and Darrell (Donna) Fanning, both of Cedar Falls; 4 grandchildren: Keri Carbiener (Jason Dunn), Mindy Lawson, Darren Fanning and Danell Fanning; and 4 great-grandchildren: Zoey, Jayden, Rilynn and Lauren.

Dean's funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home followed immediately by burial at Elmwood Cemetery of Dike. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 pm on Sunday, October 24, also at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation and condolences can be left at

Dean was a quiet, determined and kind man with many hidden talents. He took great pride in keeping his lawn meticulously manicured. Dean will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Published by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Oct. 24, 2021.
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Dahl - Van Hove - Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1825 W 12th Street, Cedar, IA
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Dahl - Van Hove - Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1825 W 12th Street, Cedar, IA
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Elmwood Cemetery
Dike, IA - Iowa 50624
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Char, Dan and family, We are so sorry to read about the loss of your father. Sending prayers your way!! Diane & Jerry
Diane L Headington
October 24, 2021
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