David Alyn Dean, age 65, passed away at his Elk Mound, WI residence Friday February 14, 2014.

David was the first son born to Donald and Marvelyn Dean.

He was born in Whitehall, WI, on December 6, 1948.  David was a member of the 1967 graduating class of Elk Mound High School in Elk Mound, WI.  After high school, David went on to study at the Eau Claire Technical Institute where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree from the Industrial Electronics Technology Program in June of 1969.

After his schooling David worked for the Pope & Talbot Paper Mill in Eau Claire, WI. for 19 years, before he left to pursue his love for farming.  He worked side by side with his parents on the family farm until 2005.   Besides farming David also enjoyed going fishing, and attending tractor pulls with his brother Paul.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Marvelyn Dean of Elk Mound, WI.

He is survived by his siblings John (Sharon) Dean of Postville, IA, Mary Dean of West Salem, WI, Paul Dean of Elk Mound, WI, Betty (Billy) Heltne of Elk Mound, WI,  and Tom (Theresa) Dean of Elk Mound, WI.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces, and nephews.

The family has planned for a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in Elk Mound, WI.  Friends are welcome to attend.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.  To express condolences online, please visit www.chippewavalleycremation.com.