Daniel A. Dean

daniel dean

March 23, 1928 ~ April 30, 2024

Born in: Griswold, Iowa
Resided in: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Daniel Allen Dean, 96, went to be with the Lord on April 30 th , 2024 after a fourteen-year
battle with Alzheimer’s. He passed peacefully with family by his side at Bear Creek Assisted
Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Daniel was well known for his sense of humor, the love he
had for his family and his kind soul. Even deep into the battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, his
quick wit and jokes would keep his family laughing.
Daniel was preceded in death by his wife Bernice Tebrinke, mother Gladys Neer, father
Vernon Dean, brother Arthur (Bill) Dean, brother Donald Dean, and sister Patricia Donohoe. He
is survived by sister Mary Lang, daughter Rebecca White and son-in-law Jerry White; daughter
Pamela Maggio and son-in-law Jerry Maggio; son Douglas Dean and daughter-in-law Jenifer
Waller; granddaughter Julie White; grandson Jeremy White and granddaughter-in-law Libby
White; grandson Justin Dean and granddaughter-in-law Michelle Taylor; granddaughter Kathryn
Stambler and grandson-in-law Kyle Stambler; grandsons Nicolas Dean, Walker Dean, Joseph
Ditch and Travis Saltzman; granddaughter Stephanie Nordin and grandson-in-law Chris Nordin;
great-grandsons Rylee Stambler and Max Dean; great-granddaughters Audrey White, Charlotte
White, Shelby Baggett, Penelope Nordin and Genevieve Nordin; and many nieces, nephews,
grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Daniel was born in Griswold, Iowa on March 23 rd , 1928 to Vernon and Gladys Dean. In
his younger days, he worked the farms in Iowa. He joined the United States Coast Guard as a
Seaman First Class near the end of World War II in 1945. He served aboard the USCGC Grand
Rapids, patrolling the eastern seaboard and monitoring hurricanes. He was honorably
discharged from the Coast Guard in 1946. Daniel continued with the military and enlisted in
the United States Air Force in 1948. He spent most of the time in the Korean War stationed on
the island of Iwo Jima. By the time he was honorably discharged by the Air Force in 1952, he
had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After leaving the Air Force, he attended barber college.
Daniel married the love of his life, Bernice Alberta Tebrinke on July 3 rd 1953, in Red Oak,
Iowa. Rebecca Jo was born in 1954, followed by Pamela Kay in 1957 and Douglas Allen in 1960.
Daniel had many talents, learning the trades of plumbing and carpentry as well as continuing to
barber for many years. Daniel and his wife, Bernice, even owned and operated a restaurant in
Stanton, Iowa. Many may not know that they were also excellent jitterbug dancers!
In 1977, at the age of 49, the Lord called Daniel to the ministry and he began attending
Tennessee Temple University. He graduated seminary in 1980 and in 1981, he was called as the
pastor for Ellicott Baptist Church where he ministered for six years. He is remembered by many
who knew him as one of the kindest people they had ever met. He enjoyed praising God,
golfing, camping trips with family, western movies and having a dog by his side.
Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024, and service 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Mountain Shadows Baptist Church.



Visitation: May 13, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Memorial Service: May 14, 2024 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. CandleImageI miss my dad so much! He was my example of strength and kindness. The world is a lot more lonely without him here. I loved him so much! Even though I know he is in heaven with loved ones who have gone before, there is still an emptiness in my heart.

  2. CandleImageA sweet, kind, and gentle soul, he will be remembered as a person we could all emulate. Heavens gain, our loss. Tribute to you sweet uncle.

  3. Dan was the kindest man I have ever known. He was so easy to talk to and he had a wealth of wisdom to share. I will miss his sense of humor. I loved him so much. He will be missed terribly.

  4. CandleImageI will miss my wonderful Dad so much. He was the warmest, kindest person I have ever known. He was known for his quick wit and easy smile. He was a servant of this country during World War II (Coast Guard) and the Korean War (Air Force). He was a servant of his Lord and his fellow man as a pastor. We were so fortunate to have him with us for so many years. We were truly blessed to have him as our Dad. I love you, Dad!

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