Myers Funeral Home


Dean R. Beaver

January 7, 1932April 2, 2021
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Dean R. Beaver, 89 of Huntington, passed away early Friday morning April 2, 2021 at the Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Dean was a lifetime farmer, living on the Beaver Family Farm in Union Township which is now into its 5th generation of ownership in the family. He also worked at H.K. Porter for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. Dean was a 1950 graduate of Union Twp. High School and served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. Dean was a member of the Union Church and was caretaker of the Union Cemetery for over 40 years. Dean made maple syrup for many years at the family camp, Beaver’s Pure Maple Sugar, continuing the multi-generation tradition. He was heavily involved in the Huntington County 4H with his children and grandchildren. Dean bowled for the First National Bank team at Rainbow Lanes in the Wednesday night late league for many years. He was an avid New York Yankees, Purdue Boilermakers and Huntington North Vikings fan. But most of all Dean loved his family, talking about them non-stop to anyone that would listen.

Dean was born on January 7, 1932 in Huntington a son of Charles and Cholista Frech Beaver. He was united in marriage to Naomi E. Bohr on May 11, 1952 at the Central Christian Church in Huntington. She preceded him in death on August 20, 2004.

Survivors include two sons: Rich (Kathy) Beaver of Markle and Doug (Kay) Beaver of Huntington; two daughters: Nadean (Mark) Brown and Cindy (Dan) Blocker both of Huntington; a sister: Virginia (Bevan) Best of Markle and a brother: Dale Beaver of Chula Vista, CA. Eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Duane Beaver and Kevin Beaver and a sister: June Ann Fox.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s and Huntington’s guidelines for Mask’s, Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the services.

Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in rural Huntington County.

Memorial donations can be made out to the Union Church or to the Huntington County 4H, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Richard and Kathy Beaver, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Doug and Kay Beaver, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Nadean and Mark Brown, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Cindy and Dan Blocker, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Dale Beaver, Brother
  • Virginia and Bevan Best, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Naomi (Bohr) Beaver, Wife (Deceased)
  • Charles and Cholista (Frech) Beaver, Parents (deceased)
  • Duane Beaver, Son (deceased)
  • Kevin Beaver, Son (deceased)
  • June Ann Fox, Sister (deceased)
  • Eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren

  • Eric Brown, Pallbearer
  • Janell Baute, Pallbearer
  • Mason Brown, Pallbearer
  • Nate Brown, Pallbearer
  • Cory Blocker, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Blocker, Pallbearer
  • Abby Park, Pallbearer
  • Natalie Ingle, Pallbearer
  • Alicia Etter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Travis Beaver, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Erika Hopf, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Union Church
  • Huntington County 4-H


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Dean R. Beaver

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Sheila and Brian Rethlake

April 10, 2021

To all of the Beaver clan,

Few people in this world have the kind of impact Dean and Naomi have had. During joy and losses, they have been genuine Christians with the deepest of love for their family. Their example has been set and we all should strive to love God and people in the same way they have. The Beaver clan legacy is a large part of what has made growing up around Roanoke and Markle the best this world has to offer! We are both better from knowing all of you!!

What a day of rejoicing it will be when you all are together again!!

Hugs and love from The Rethlake’s

Jane varney

April 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and comfort for all of you! With Deepest Sympathy, Jane Hale Varney

Bruce Myers

April 4, 2021

To Rich, Doug, Nadean, Cindy, and all the Beaver family,
I have so many memories of the Beaver family over the past 40 years. Your family has been through a lot but your closeness as a family and your faith has been an inspiration to many over the years. Dad was a great guy, I would see him at the HNHS basketball games, making maple syrup and in recent years at the Heritage. He was a great talker always talking about his family and asking about mine. I will pray for all of you during this difficult time, He had a good life and longevity. He has left a legacy for the family, his church and community that will be remembered with affection. Bruce Myers

Nancy Winter

April 4, 2021

The Beaver family,
We have so many memories with all your family......our sincere sympathy to all of you. The world has lost quite a character! Rest In Peace Dean.......
Rick and Nancy Winter

Kathy Huff

April 3, 2021

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I was one of his nurses and I enjoyed the stories he told me. He loved his family and spoke kind words about all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Phil n Mary Graves

April 3, 2021

Great guy. He will be missed

Julie Swisher

April 3, 2021

What a reunion that took place in heaven. While we mourn with you. Your dad and grandfather is with his Saviour, Naomi, Kevin and Duane
I will cherish my memories of syrup making and lambs
Praying for you all
Julie (James) Swisher and family

Marilyn Sonner

April 3, 2021

Our sympathy to your families, many memories of Dean, your mother and all of you at Union Church.

Dennis and Marilyn Sonner

Deb Duhamell

April 3, 2021

Nadean and Cindy..sorry to hear of your loss of your Dad..he always had a smile and said hello when ever I saw him..
My sympathy to you and your family..prayers and God Bless..sincerely
Deb Duhamell and family