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Howard James Dean

01/27/1957 - 12/15/2021


Obituary For Howard James Dean

Howard James Dean, 64 of Machesney Park, IL died unexpectedly December 15, 2021, Rockford, IL. Born January 27, 1957, in Elkhorn, WI. Lived in Lake Geneva, WI. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school. Later moving to Rockford, IL. Son of George and Ruthann (Orr) Dean. United in marriage to Karen Kluge on September 7, 1991, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Rockford, IL. Howard retired from Loves Park Police Department November 2012. Howard was an instructor for Illinois Concealed Carry Training, Utah Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Concealed Carry Training, and NRA BasicPistol Training. NRA Benefactor Member, Member of Venetian Club Rockford, IL, Member of Giuseppe Verdi Club Rockford, IL.

He is survived by his wife Karen, Brother Clark (Caroline) Dean (Lake Geneva WI) Brothers-in-law; Kurt Kluge (Machesney Park, IL), Loras Salamone (Rockford, IL) Sisters-in-law; Becky Kluge (Machesney Park, IL) Carol Salamone (Rockford, IL) Nephews; Brad (Candie) Dean (Lawrenceburg, KY) Bryant (Maria) Salamone (Loves Park, IL) Nieces; Sarah Kluge (Brandon Gale) Leander, TX Becca Bookwalter (Kyle Williams) Lake Geneva, WI 2 Great nieces, 2 Great nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and treasured friends. Preceded in death by his father, George, mother, Ruthann, and maternal grandparents.

Memorial Service to Celebrate Howard’s Life, Venetian Club 2180 Elmwood RD Rockford, IL 61103, April 16, 2022, 12:00 PM. Pastor Eric Lemonholm will officiate. Military Honors. The final resting place is Oak Hill Cemetery Lake Geneva, WI. Arrangements by Tony Gasparini Funerals.


16 Apr

Memorial Service

12:00 PM

Venetian Club 2180 Elmwood Road Rockford, IL 61103 Get Directions »
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