Ralph "Fred" Dean, Jr. age 81, resident of Tiro died Saturday evening, at his home in Tiro, with his loving wife by his bedside.
Born October 22, 1940 in Bucyrus to Ralph and Lucille (Huffines) Dean, Sr., he had been a life long Tiro resident. A 1958 graduate of Tiro High School, Fred had been employed with the Ohio Steel Tube for 44 years before his retirement. A member of the Willard Church of God, he was an avid outdoorsman. Fred enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and arrowhead hunting.
He is survived by his wife Jean (Wilson) Dean, whom he wed November 29, 2008; children Lynette (Jason) Tomci of Akron, Kurt (Maritess) Dean of Mansfield, Jessica (Paul) Winans of Mansfield, Jennette (Michael) Clouse of Rutherglen, VA and Jeremiah (Molly) Whittington of Iberia, OH; four grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Lila and Jase; and one brother Charles (Donna) Dean of Crestline as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lowe-Volk Nature Center at 2401 OH-598, Crestline, OH 44827
Friends may visit from 9:00 - 11:00 AM Wednesday April 27, 2022 at the Willard Church Of God at 4551 Willard West Rd, Willard, OH 44890. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM. Reverend Ben Patrick and Reverend Greg Griffith will officiate with interment held in Oakwood Cemetery in Bucyrus.
Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
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Lowe-Volk Nature Center
2401 OH-598, Crestline OH 44827