Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL


Tony Lynn Dean

July 9, 1946May 16, 2020

Tony L. Dean, 73, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Peoria.

He was born July 9, 1946 in Lincoln, IL to Virgil and Ruth (Henefeld) Dean. He married Bobbie Myers on October 15, 1983 in Glasford. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Chad (Lisa) Ford of Canton, Shawn Ford of Peoria, and Tracy (Tammy) Ford of Danvers, IL; four grandchildren, Matt and Cory Ford of Canton, Derrick (Cristina) Rider of Norfolk, VA., and Brittney (Kyle) Kistner of Phoenix, AZ; two great-grandchildren and a nephew, Trent (Angela) Diekhoff of Johnstown, CO.

Tony worked as a Power Truck Operator for Caterpillar Inc., retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Glasford, the UAW Local 974 and was a volunteer fireman with the Timber-Hollis Fire Protection District. Tony enjoyed gardening and tending to his flowers, going to his grandchildren's sporting events, spending time with family, watching NASCAR and Westerns, and had a great love for John Deere Tractors.

Cremation will be accorded and private graveside service will be at St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery in Glasford. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be submitted to www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020


Tony Lynn Dean

have a memory or condolence to add?

Howard(Danny) Soper

May 21, 2020

To Bobbie,and all of Tony's family:I will miss him at our Glasford Area Men's prayer breakfast-his invitation to me to get any leftovers they had one time-I felt good receiving them.God bless all of you in your time of loss.Danny Soper.

Janet Boyer

May 19, 2020

Bobbie and family

Our most sincere sympathy to you.

We were so sorry to read about Tony’s passing.
You two were such a blessing to Mom. She just
thought the world of Tony.

I’m sure Tony is sitting at the coffee table in heaven
discussing the days events.

Beth Coats

May 19, 2020

I grew up with Tony’s family across the field. He was like our big brother, always kind! We loved walking over to play and visit with the whole family. Many condolences to the family of our longtime friend.

Trish Deppermann

May 19, 2020

Our sincere sympathies to Bobbie and family at this time. Tony always had a kind word to say and was so funny. I loved talking to him.

Joni Smith-Dennis

May 18, 2020

Love and sympathy to all of Tony’s family. He was a great friend and neighbor to my mom, Nina Smith. He will be remembered for his great stories at our monthly class reunion lunches and will certainly be missed.

Judy Wyss

May 18, 2020

Bobbie and family so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a great guy and will be missed dearly by Dad. What a great friend he was to Dad.

Sandy Pye Smith

May 18, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tony,

He was a great guy and will be missed by many . He was a friend to my brother David my they visit in Heaven and tell stories from the past.

Peggy Anderson

May 17, 2020

Tony will be greatly missed at our class luncheon we have once a month. He would always tell us when our next one was. He always knew what was going on!!!! He will be missed by all those who knew him.


Learn more about the Dean name