Edward Dean

Mount Olive |

Edward L. “Mr. Ed” Dean, 69, of Mount Olive, Illinois passed away at 8:35 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the Staunton Health and Rehab Center in Staunton, Illinois.  He was born March 5, 1954, in Amboy, Illinois, a son of Juanita (Reiners) Dean and the late Leonard Dean.  He married Patricia G. (York) Dean on January 9, 1993, in Gillespie, Illinois and she survives.  Ed was an over the road truck driver with many years as an owner and operator prior to his retirement. 

He was a member of Lead Church in Collinsville and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.  He had a special love for his days of crappie fishing, hunting, camping and gardening and took much pride in teaching his grandkids all aspects of his love for the outdoors. 

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Tiffany Dean of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Jaime and Joe Saputo of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Chris Morgan of Jerseyville; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert “Robbie” and Samantha Dean of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Petty Officer 2nd Class, James Morgan, Terah Morgan, Brianna Morgan, Todd Morgan, Zachary Dean, Derek Morgan, Lucas Dean, Mia Saputo, Hunter Cannady, Brady Morgan and Hoyt Powell; four great grandchildren, Ben Stulce, Jasper Stulce, Remington Stulce and Brynleigh Arthur; sister, Anna Altman of Colorado; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepmom, Joanne Dean.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Harris officiating.  Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Obit Provided By:
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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