Dean Wilson Berry Sr.
March 25, 1912 – December 20, 2010
Dean Berry, Sr.
Mr. Berry, 98 passed away December 20, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born to Edwin and Alta Mae Berry in Wabash, IN. on March 25, 1912. Mr. Berry was employed at the Fletcher Trust Company for 14 years, auditor with George Olive Company, where he worked on the merger of the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News. Following the merger he joined the staff of the Indianapolis Newspapers, Inc. as an auditor. He was also the financial officer for the Indiana State Board of Vocational Education. He was president of Product Development Corporation where he was an inventor and marketing specialist. Mr. Berry was also a professional musician entertaining at the piano and organ. After retiring in Southern Florida for 18 years, he went back to work managing mini storage facilities in Del Rey Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Lantana, Florida. He then lived in Memphis, TN for the past 14 years and recently moved to Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Berry was a graduate of George Washington High School, a 50 year Mason, member of the Masonic Lodge, Lantana, Florida, the Scottish Rite, Indianapolis and the Amara Shrine, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Mr. Berry lived life to the fullest enjoying traveling in their motor home, gardening, music, family, and embracing change and new technology. Mr. Berry was married to Helen Kessler Berry for 71 years, brother Art and sister Vernice, all whom have passed. Mr. Berry is survived by his eight children, Patricia (Walter) Eidson, Owensboro,KY, Jacquelyn (Donald) Scott, West Lafayette, IN, Dean Berry, Jr,(Mary)Germantown, TN, Helen (Raymond) McSchooler, Indianapolis, IN, Donald Berry,(Janet)Memphis, TN, Deborah (Ronald,Sr.) Kirk , Byhalia, MS, Diane (William) Detmer, Greenville, SC, Denise Berry, Indianapolis, IN, 35 grandchildren, over 50 great and great, great grandchildren, 5 generations, totaling over 150 in the immediately family. And his friend of 10 years Geri Bradley. A Memorial is being planned for January 2011
Dean Wilson Berry Sr.
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January 4, 2011
What an awesome LIFE he lived. I am so glad that I spent some time with him before he passed. His mind was strong, but his body couldn't keep up with his pace. I missed him most just this past Sunday, my birthday, when I didn't receive the phone call and serenade that I have enjoyed for over 14 years! Daphne L. Larson (granddaughter)
December 28, 2010
Dad ~ God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered come with Me. With tearful eyes I watched and saw you pass away. Although we love you dearly we couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best ~ I've missed you here at Christmas~ and always. xoxo your loving daughter, Denise