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Obituaries 2-4-10 Dean, Struckman, Weller
By Observer News  news@observernews.net
Feb 4, 2010 - 12:20:59 AM

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Robert E. Dean Sr.
Robert E. Dean Sr., 81, formerly of Newark, New York passed away on Sunday January 24, 2010 at his retirement home in Sun City Center, Florida.
He served in the Army in Korea, and returned home to work for the State for 37 years. He retired to Florida to relax with his lovely wife and play golf.
He was preceded in death by his son Robert E. Dean Jr. and is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Anna Priebe Dean; his grandson Jud and his wife Melissa; his granddaughter Megan and her husband John and their daughter Olivia.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the  “Ed Dean Memorial Scholarship Fund,” P.O.Box 561, Georgetown DE, 19947.

Leon Struckman

Leon Struckman passed away peacefully at his winter home in Sun City Center December 26, 2009. Leon was preceded in death by his twin brother Lynn, his first wife Maxine and their first son Paul. Leon is survived by his wife Barbara; half brother Ivan (Colleen) Nichols; half sisters Dorothy (LeRoy) Kauffman and Violet (Gene Baldwin; children Sharon (Tom) Cox, Nancy Schwartz and Tom (Marlene) Struckman; stepchildren Mike, Quinn, Mark (Lisa), Bryan (Donna), Stacey (Hanne) Dysinger, Mary Tetloff and a great number of nieces, nephews,   grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born April 1, 1921 in Centerville, Michigan, Leon graduated from Three Rivers High School in Three Rivers, Michigan in 1938. Later during World War II when Wake Island fell to the Japanese he enlisted in the Marine Corps and obtained the rank of Master Sergeant by the end of the war. After leaving the service, he moved to Pontiac, Michigan and went to work at GMC Truck and Bus, and later at Pontiac Motors Division where he became a machine repairman and later a machine repair supervisor in Plant 15. During the early 1960s Leon competed in numerous high power rifle competitions including the national matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio where he won second place in the Navy Cup Match. Leon was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. Later in life he also learned to fly single engine aircraft and obtained  his pilot’s license. He retired in 1973 and relocated to Harrison, Michigan, later to Farwell, Michigan and finally to Clare, Michigan.
His passing has left a deep void in the lives of those who knew and loved him and he will be forever missed.
There was a memorial service in Michigan January 10, 2010 in Clare, Michigan. There will be a small memorial service in Sun City Center for friends and family. 

Anne (Tish) D. Weller
Anne (Tish) D. Weller of Sun City Center died on January 25, 2010 after a short illness.
She was born October 1, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was preceded in death by two sisters: Marjorie Eifert and Mildred Bell. She is survived by three nieces and one nephew.
Burial will be at Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin.

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