Condolence & Memory Journal

Blessed to have known Dean and our shared love for the Bears and Corvettes. Blessed to be a friend and coworker with wife Sue. Dean RIP.

Posted by Patrice Pietryk - Orland Park, IL - friend   August 21, 2020

I met Dean as a coworker at the Chevy Dealer (ED JAMES CHEVROLET) it grew in to a great friendship. we worked together again at State Farm. We had many good times. Every thing from fishing, side jobbing to all hours of the night, Bears games, car shows, racing and other corvette related events. Dean was a man of many talents, not just car related. Carpentry, intricate leather and wood working. I will remember him every time I watch a Bears game or look at a piece of furniture in my house that he made. I don't think there was anything he couldn't do with his hands, even with that big thumb.
My family and myself will truly miss him.

Posted by Michael Gendeman - Lemont, IL - friend   August 19, 2020

He showed me what hard work looks like. From the cars he did to the furniture he made. He always had an idea of how to fix a problem no matter what it was. Every time I look at one of the wood trucks he made for me I will think of him. Thank you Dean for being a part of my families life.

Posted by Paul Holman - elwood, IL - Friend   August 18, 2020

I was privileged to work with Dean for several years. He had an anecdote for everything. Always willing to share his knowledge and experience. Enthusiastically he dispensed his passion for his lovely wife, Chicago Bears and Corvettes among other topics while imparting wisdom without you realizing it. They don't "make em" like Dean anymore. He will be missed ..

Posted by Joe Borgens - Las Vegas, NV - coworker   August 18, 2020

What a kind, caring, talented man. He will be missed greatly. We Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God bless you all.

Posted by Lisa and Nora - Ruskin, FL - friend   August 18, 2020

Blessings to family & friends of Dean. I had the pleasure to work with Dean at State Farm. He used to make me laugh with his sense of humor. Please know my love & prayers go out to all of you. Let his homecoming be a time of healing & compassion for one another. I love you all and have a safe & blessed day.

Posted by Joyce Lago Lago - Las Vegas, NV - Coworker   August 18, 2020

What a great man! Worked together for many years. I never saw more hands on talent with either fixing a car or building handmade furniture. I never forgot the beautiful roll top desk he built. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Steve Slavick - Frankfort, IL - Coworker   August 17, 2020