Loretta A. Sickafus Dean

August 1, 1935February 20, 2013

LORETTA A. DEAN, 77, of Leo, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1935, in Allen County, she was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Donald G.; daughters, Patricia (Roger) Apple of Indianapolis and Julia Gaff of Albion; sons, Steven Dean of Harlan and Donald G. (Sara) Dean II of Charleston, S.C.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister; and one brother. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Pastor Kevin Boyd officiating. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Ramp Building Fund at Turnstone Center for Disabled Children & Adults.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013

Loretta A. Sickafus Dean

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Rodney Delagrange

March 3, 2013

You have my sympathy in the death of Loretta. I worked with her at H R Block. She was fun to work with. Rodney Delagrange

Norma Neuhouser

February 26, 2013

Dear Donny and Sara and the Dean family, I was so sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead

Mitzi Greuter

February 26, 2013

To the whole Dean family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May memories bring you comfort along with friends and family.

Stan & Priscilla Peters

February 25, 2013

I am so sorry to learn about Loretta's death. Erv mentioned it today, we didn't know anything about this. You have our deepest sympathy. She was a great lady and we will miss her a lot. We had some great times camping with both of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


February 25, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Sheryl Patterson

February 23, 2013

My prayers are with the Dean family. The little time I knew Loretta, I knew she was one of God's great gifts here on earth. She will be missed.

Judi Stauffer Evans

February 23, 2013

Julie & family, I am thinking of you all. May your memories be with you always.

Beverly Scheiwe

February 23, 2013

Dear Don and Family, Our sympathy goes out to all of you at the loss of a great wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She's one classmate I've always kept in touch with. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Bev (Hirsch)Scheiwe and Ralph

Janell (Brown)& Jim Pollom

February 23, 2013

Patti and family, sorry to read of your mom's passing. Hugs for all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Loren Thurber

February 23, 2013

May Loretta rest in peace. She fought a long hard battle.