Bland Richard Dean Jr.

2/26/2013

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The Lord took devoted husband, father, grandpa, friend Bland peacefully home surrounded by his family on Feb. 24, 2013.

Bland was born to the Rev. Bland R. Dean Sr. and Myrtle Dean in Bartlesville, Okla., on Dec. 6, 1924.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dottie Weaver, Thelma Hay and Herb Dean.

Bland entered the service in 1943 where he served his country during World War II. Later in 1946 he married his first wife, Loretha Rayl. They were married until she passed away in 1978. On Nov. 7, 1981, Bland married Imogene Trotter of Scott City, Kan. Together they enjoyed traveling, working their business of crafts and wood work until they retired from that in 2003. Bland also retired from Cessna after working there for 37 years. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and a member of the Eagles Nest Christian Fellowship.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene; sons, Larry Dean and wife KarrLa of Garfield, Ark., Don Dean and wife Paula, and Randy Dean, all of Wichita, Kan.; his grandchildren, Cindy Shaffer of Minnesota, Mary Allen and husband Jason, John Dean and wife Lindsey, and Chris Dean and wife Danielle, all of Wichita, and Erin Dean of Overland Park, Kan.; his great-grandchildren, Laura Doss of Rogers, Ark., Adam, Emily and Jack Allen of Wichita, and Gracie Dean of Wichita; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Highway 54, Wichita, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eagles Nest Christian Fellowship, 12000 W. 29th St. North at 119th St. West, Wichita.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Eagles Nest Christian Fellowship.

Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.

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