Dean  King
Dean King, 81, of Ottumwa, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 in Bellevue, NE under Hospice care.
He was born December 22, 1937 in Boone, Iowa, to Ralph and Ada King. He was one of nine children. Dean married Marilyn Jean Johnson on August 5, 1962 and she preceded him in death on August 26, 2016.
He graduated from United Community High School and served in the U.S. Army for three years. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University. Dean enjoyed a 30 year career with Iowa State University Extension Service.
He then "retired" to pursue his true love of working with his hands as the owner of Varied Interests. "I retired at 55 and haven't missed a day of work since."
Dean is survived by daughter, Jean (Darrell) Granahan; son, Bruce (Jackie) King and 5 grandchildren, Mitchell Granahan, Lydia Granahan, Ben King, Sarah King, and Will King; sisters, Esther Kelly of Springfield, MO and Sharon (Bill) Sturtz of Boone, IA.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Ottumwa with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.
A time for friends to greet family will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church, Iowa 4-H Foundation, or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 2, 2019

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