VisitationKARPUS HUNTER FUNERAL HOME
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Larry Steven Dean, 79, of Alpena, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at home surrounded by his family after a 4 year battle with cancer. Larry was born on January 24, 1943 in Alpena to the late Walter and Olga (Meggert) Dean. Larry graduated from Alpena High School in 1961. He served in the United States Army and National Guard for several years. Larry joined hands in marriage to the love of his life, Linda Smith at St. Paul Lutheran Church on May 23, 1964.
Larry worked for National Gypsum for 23 years and worked as a welder and machinist for Eagle Engineering. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus council #529. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, watching westerns, and gardening, but above all else, Larry loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda, two children, Melissa (Tim) Ross of Pickford, MI., and Brad (Meri) Dean of Alpena, seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Timothy, Carley, Tanner, Jade, Haley, and Kaylyn, and a brother, Jerry (Diana) Dean of Alpena. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anna Rude, and several other siblings.
Family will receive friends for visitation at Karpus Hunter Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the time of funeral service at 1:00 PM with Deacon Michael Roy officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Michigan. Inurnment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be registered at karpushuntercares.com.