Dean A. North, age 76 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Hospice of Pella – Comfort House. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Monroe. Burial will follow at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation took place on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, from 2 – 8 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home. The family greeted friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church or will be used to start a scholarship in Dean’s name for FFA. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com The son of James Howard and Edith Marie Ammer North, Dean was born on Dec. 8, 1939, in Prairie City. He graduated from Newton High School in 1959. On Dec. 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Van Zee at the Otley Reformed Church. Dean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monroe. Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Dorothy; two children, Dennis North and his wife, Wanda, of Monroe and Dara Strohman and her husband, Bill, of Algona; four grandchildren, Erin and Brady North and Abby and Josh Strohman. Also surviving is one brother, Leland North and his wife, Sharon, of Mississippi, two sisters, Judy Hunsicker and her husband, Don, of Des Moines and Janet Wagoner and her husband, Lewis, of Wyoming, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Published on  January 14, 2016