Shirley Mae Dean

January 8, 1933December 1, 2018

Shirley Dean, 85, of Davenport passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in hospice in Peoria, Arizona. Funeral services will be held 11 am on Saturday, December 8 at Christ's Family Church, 4601 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport, Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens in Davenport. A luncheon will be held at the church following the burial. Memorials may be made to Davenport Host Lions Club Charitable Foundation, 1001 Coffelt Ave. Bettendorf, IA 52722 or The Iowa Lions Foundation, 2300 South Duff Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010.

Shirley was born in 1933 in Davenport, Iowa to Harry and Gladys Schroeder. She married Norman Dean on April 15, 1955 in Independence, Iowa. Shirley was a registered nurse for several years at St. Luke’s Hospital and was also a member of the Lion’s Club, The Red Hat Society and Christ Family Church. She enjoyed dogs, sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, traveling and cooking. She also was a St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeye fan but her biggest joy was her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Norm of Davenport; Daughter Patricia (Tom) Kendall of Cedar Rapids, IA; son Daniel (Vickie) Dean of Waukee, IA; Grandchildren Nate, Natalie, Claire, Zach, Chelsea, Jordan and Ashley and 5 Great Grandchildren and her Sister Evonne Fisher Welp, Round Rock, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Rebecca McMillen.

The family would especially like to thank the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ and her many friends from the Lion’s Club.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Ramaswamy Govindaswamy Naidu

December 6, 2018

Dear PID Norman Dean,

My Cordial Lionistic Greetings to you,

I am very sorry to hear about the passing away of your spouse Lion Shirley Dean. She was a dedicated Lion. Her services as a Lion are an inspiration to all of us and she will be greatly missed.

God blessed her with a long life and she lived it fully, raising a wonderful family and serving people to her best. Her strong legacy will continue on.

Shantha and I would like to express our sincere condolences to your family.

May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to face the days ahead.

Somsakdi Lovisuth

December 6, 2018

Dear PID Dean and Family,

We were very sorry to hear about the recent terribly sad loss of Shirley.

We know she will be sorely missed.

Please accept our deepest condolences at this most difficult time.

We will keep your family in our prayers.

Yours sincerely,

PID Somsakdi and Somran Lovisuth

Brian Stevenson

December 6, 2018

Hi, Norm:
Patricia and myself were so sad to learn of Shirley's passing. She was a wonderful lady, and we enjoyed being with you both in Arizona several times over recent winters. Our friendship goes back many years - to your joining the International Board in 1987 - to working closely with your leadership on Campaign SightFirst - and on many occasions since.

Please know that your sorrow is shared by many others during these difficult days.

Brian & Patricia

Linda Finley

December 6, 2018

I just heard about Shirley and I am so sorry. She was such a delight and I appreciated her so much for her love, giving spirit and acceptance. She is now in ‘glory’ and singing with the angels and we will miss her tremendously.
Please know that your Arizona family sends its love and support to you during this very difficult time and regrets that we cannot be there on Saturday for you.
My love to you,
Linda Finley

Mary Ipsan

December 6, 2018

Always enjoyed seeing Shirley at the Benz events. Thinking of you Norm, and your family at this time. Rest in peace, Shirley.


December 6, 2018

Dear Norman,
Ornella ad I want to express our regret for the death of your and our beloved Shirley,praying our Lord to welcome her soul among his harm because she was a wonderful person dedicated to the family and person in needs.
I personally have a great memory when you both hosted us in your home as well as our long friendship and respect for you and Shirley.
We feel very close to you and your family sharing your mourning.
Pino Grimaldi

Frank Moore

December 6, 2018

PID Norm,

Rita and I extend our sincere condolence to you and the Dean Family during this time of reflection and celebration of life of Shirley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve, remember the wonderful times together, and share in the love of life experienced. My God continue to provide peace and grace to you.

PIP Frank and Rita Moore