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Milan Dean 1912-1978


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/18/2012 at 23:39:00

Milan Dean Succumbs While Driving Tractor
Estherville – A rural Estherville man died Wednesday while driving a tractor on a county road northwest of Estherville.

The body of Milan Dean, 66, was found by authorities about a quarter of a mile from where his tractor had stopped, according to the Dickinson County sheriff’s department.

The department spokesman said Dean may have died of a heart attack, but the exact cause of death will not be known until completion of an autopsy report.

Dean was southbound on Emmet-Dickinson County road N-22 when his tractor left the pavement and went into the rest ditch along the road. Dean apparently fell from the tractor, but the tractor continued on about a quarter of a mile before coming to a stop. Dean, a farmer, was not run over by the tractor, according to the spokesman.

Emmet County Sheriff Richard Dahl and sheriff’s deputy Dan Gronbeck were called to the accident location about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday by Dickinson County authorities. Dickinson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Meyerdirk, Arnolds Park, also investigated the accident.

Funeral services for Mr. Dean will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and until time of services Saturday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 14, 1978)

Milan Dean
Estherville – Services for Milan Dean, 66, rural Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville. The Rev. Stan Eyberg, of the Estherville Lutheran Church, will officiate with burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Military services will be conducted at the cemetery.

Mr. Dean died Wednesday following an accident in which he tractor he was driving left the pavement and went into a ditch on Emmet-Dickinson County road N-22.

He was born March 6, 1912, at Wall Lake, to Walter and Addie (Wiseman) Dean and received his education in the Emmet Consolidated schools.

June 1, 1946, he married Emma Higgins at Jackson, Minn. He farmed all of his life in Dickinson County, with the past 15 of those years spent on his farm north of Superior.

A member of the VFW, he was a veteran of WW II and served in the United States Army for four years.

He is survived by his wife, Emma, rural Estherville; one son, David, rural Estherville; a daughter, Mrs. James (Betty Jean) Rinke, Dwight, Kan.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Fred and Robert Dean, both of Superior, and Wylie Dean, Laurens; and a sister, Mrs. Karl Klempe, Superior.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and five brothers.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services Saturday morning. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 15, 1978)

Milan Dean, 66
Milan Dean, 66, a farmer from rural Superior died of an apparent heart attack while driving a tractor on a blacktop road approximately five miles north of Superior on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Dickinson county sheriff’s deputies speculated that he suffered a heart attack and fell off the tractor. The tractor then continued down the road a short distance before stopping in a ditch. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, September 21, 1978)


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