OBITUARY

Lowell Dean Dean Hills

October 25, 1947June 14, 2013
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Lowell “Dean” Hills, 65, of Ankeny, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Ankeny Funeral Home with burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery to follow. A visitation of friends will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 PM.

Dean was the son of Lowell and Bernadine Mullins Hills; born on October 25, 1947 in Storm Lake, Iowa. He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1965 and attended Des Moines Area Community College for a while. Dean served in the US Navy as an air traffic controller from 1967 until 1974. He married Margaret Simmons in July 1967 and they later divorced.

Dean worked in store management with Quick Trip before beginning a career as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and US West. He finished his career in fraud management with Sprint. Dean was a member of the Altoona American Legion Post 682, the Aurelia American Legion Post 390, and the Telephone Pioneers and was a proud contributor to the March of Dimes. Dean is survived by his mother, Bernadine, of Johnston; son Jason and his children, Alexander and Javan, of Ankeny; a brother Tim Hills of Greenfield, Ind.; a sister Mary Lou (Greg) Benberg of Johnston; nieces Angela (Ryan) Young of Johnston and Nicole (Brian) Sletten of Monticello, MN and nephews Shawn (Jodi) Benberg of Grimes, Chad (Jessica) Hills of Elk River, MN and T.J. (Tina) Hills of Ft. Belvore, VA.

As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Altoona American Legion Post 682, 201 1st Avenue South, Altoona, IA 50009 in Dean’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Carol Rasmussen

July 28, 2013

To Dean's family,
I was so sorry to hear of Dean's death. I enjoyed him as a classmate at AHS and at our reunions. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol Gaston Rasmussen
Waverly, IA

genny patten

June 18, 2013

My thoughts and prayers ard with the family.

June 18, 2013

I can't express in words how much joy Dean provided me in my life. As a longtime friend, I have always appreciated his humility, love of his family, wit, sincerity and will miss most our daily conversations about sports and politics. My heart is heavy, but I also know that one day we will see each other again.

Dean, with sincere gratitude and appreciation for all you have done to enrich my life - I say thank you and may God richly bless you in eternal life!

Jerry W. Glazier

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