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L. Dean Ferguson

Mitchell,South Dakota 57301
L. Dean Ferguson
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

L. Dean Ferguson

Dean Ferguson, 79, died at home in De Smet on June 10, 2014. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in De Smet.

Dean was born October 16, 1934 to Ruby and Truman Ferguson. Dean grew up in the Manchester/De Smet area in South Dakota. He worked on the farm with his parents until November 8, 1954 when he married Betty Kieffer in a small ceremony at Carthage, SD. They moved to California in 1964 and shared their lives with three daughters. Dean retired in 1996 after thirty-two years as a machinist foreman with Parker-Hannifin Incorporated. They then returned to De Smet, SD.

Dean enjoyed family time, traveling, square dance calling, 4-wheeling, fishing, and much more. His two miniature chihuahua, Mitzy and Annie, were also among his many enjoyments.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of De Smet; his three daughters, Kathy (Dan) Parsley of Chino, CA, Susan Greeley of Miles City, MT, and Ann Kerns of Walton, KY; his brother, Vernon (Pat), of De Smet; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; plus two new arrivals due this year.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lyle, and his son-in-law, David Thomas.