Grace C. Dean

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Grace C. (Klein) Dean, 94, of Dubuque, passed away at 1:56 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Hawkeye Care Center.

Visitation and funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Behr Funeral Home, Dubuque. 

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Grace was born on April 23, 1926, in Balltown, daughter of Leo and Martha (Boemecke) Klein.

Grace was born and raised in the Balltown area where she attended school. She was united in marriage to her “honey,” Clarence Dean, on Oct. 15, 1945. They were blessed with 53 years of marriage, and three sons, before Clarence sadly passed away on Oct. 27, 1998. Clarence and Grace moved to North Buena Vista where they ran their own farm until they retired in 1984, and moved to Dubuque. They were members of the Immaculate Conception Church in Buenie and when they moved to town they joined Holy Ghost Church. Grace embraced her full time role of wife, mother and homemaker. She had a green thumb and always planted a big garden at the farm. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading, dancing, doing word search puzzles and entertaining the neighborhood children. Grace also had a passion for traveling and has visited almost every state in the United States, as well as Canada. Grace was a people person who enjoyed sitting and visiting with everyone. We are heartbroken to see Grace leave us, but find some comfort in knowing that she is now resting peacefully, free of all the health issues she had faced so bravely.

Those left to cherish Grace’s memory include her two sons, Marvin (Sandy) Dean, Guttenberg and Leonard Dean, Farley; grandchildren, Nicole (Nate) Teut, Tracie (Charles Schiele) McCambridge, Christopher (Angie) Dean, Melissa (Eric) Gendreau, Ken (Stephany) Dean, Amy (Gary) Hantelmann, Shawntel Schmitt, Dennis (Corinna) Dean and Dan (Megan Hart-Hofstetter) Dean; 19 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jerry Dean; two sisters, Dorothy (George) Mihm and Lila (Virgil) Nauman; and brother, Ambrose (Laverne) Klein.

The family requests no flowers, but will thankfully receive your support through phone calls, greeting cards and memorials in Grace’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Grace Dean Family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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