Dean H. Wick

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Dean Howard Wick passed away peacefully on July 3, 2021 at Gundersen Health Systems at the  age of 85.

Dean H. Wick

He was born on May 25, 1936 to Clarence and Judith Wick in Albert Lea, MN. He married the  love of his life, Darlene Johnson on February 23, 1957. They had two children, David and  DeAnda.

Dean graduated from Albert Lea High School and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from  Mankato State University. He also was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

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Dean enjoyed jogging, painting, singing, playing guitar, writing poems, sports and starting a  conversation with every person he met. Dean also loved the 17 years that he and Darlene spent  wintering in Donna, Texas.

Dean is survived by son, David (Terri) Wick; daughter, DeAnda (Dennis) Levine; granddaughters  Alysia Wick, Sara Levine, Hanna Levine, and Erika Levine; great-grandson Easton Berger Wick;  sisters Marilyn Tomczak, Lugene (Irv) Manternach; and nieces and nephews.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Darlene, sister Beverly Anfinson,  nephew Paul Tomczak, mother- and father-in-law Florence and Sherman Johnson, and sister  Elaine Jahns.

Dean and Darlene enjoyed very special friendships with Dick and Janny Rierson, and Bill and  Nancy Gorst.

There will be a memorial service on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN  with a visitation 1 hour before, then a graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery to follow.  Lunch will be served after church service.

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-Dean H. Wick