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“Pam, I'm saddened by the passing of Dewey he was a great man and look forward to the day we get to see him again. It really is a great loss to all...Read More »
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“My condolences for your loss. May the words at Isaiah 35:5,6 give you comfort and peace. ”
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Duane A. Dean, age 52, of Milwaukee, WI, was called home peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, with his loving wife by his side. To honor Duane's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at St. Anthony's Church, 1880 St. Ambrose Street, with Rev. Eugene C. Kutsch officiating. To celebrate Duane's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Duane was born on April 3, 1965, in Dubuque, son of Raymond and Phyllis (Nee-Scannell) Dean.

Duane was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School, Class of '84, and would go on to further his education with Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. Duane also made time to honorably serve his country with the U.S. Air Force from 1984-1987. During this time, he was united in marriage to his highschool sweetheart, Pamela J. Lape, on September 6, 1986, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Duane would invest his working years as an aircraft mechanic with the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. Duane had a strong love for the Lord and would joyfully devote years of his faith life to the St. Rita Catholic Church in Milwaukee. When it came to free-time, Duane was always up to watching his Packer's or Brewer's hit the field, or even just a relaxing day casting his line into the water while soaking in the beauty of God's creation. But, it should be clearly stated that Duane's favorite, and most treasured times, were when his family and friends were gathered close by. His love for God, family, friends and country were continually on display for all to embrace and emulate. We are beyond saddened by the earthly departure of our dear Duane; but we discover peace in knowing that he's now free from his lengthy health battles, once again reunited with his dad and siblings, and that thankfully we will all join them in time for a most joyous and glorious of family reunions within our heavenly estates.

Those left to cherish Duane's memory include

his loving wife,
Pam Dean;

his daughters,
Kelly Dean
and Sondra Dean;

his mother,
Phyllis Dean;

his brother,
Darin (Tina) Dean;

his sister,
Darcy Ries;

his sisters-in-law,
Lori Bahl
and Tina (Jason) Knockel;

numerous nieces and nephews, along with several other relatives and many dear friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dean; 2 brothers, Kenneth Dean and David Dean; and 1 sister, Darla Dean.

A Duane A. Dean memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.