Joan M. Dean, 75, of Cassville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Nov. 18, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1937, in La Crosse, the daughter of Leo and Anastasia (Bouzek) White. Joan graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. She was united in marriage to Charles L. Dean in 1955 in Kansas City. After their marriage, Joan followed Charles to Germany where he was stationed while serving his country. In 1957, Joan returned to Cassville. Charles returned to Cassville following his honorable discharge and was employed with John Deere for 30 years. Joan raised her family and enjoyed traveling and camping. She also enjoyed riding the motorcycle with her husband. Charles preceded her in death in 2003.
Survivors include her four sons, James (Brenda) Dean, Cassville; Chuck (Lisa) Dean, Monroe; John (Rhonda) Dean, Temecula, Calif., Tim (Dawn) Dean, Monroe; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Dolores “Doris” Ploessl, Bloomington, Joyce Davidson, Prairie du Chien, Teresa (Don) Heal, Prairie du Chien; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy in 1968; her brother, Bob White and her brothers-in-law, Gerald Ploessl and John Davidson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville. Family will greet friends on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family. Online condolences: www.martinschwartz