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Jimmy H. Dean

November 9, 1933 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 84)

Jimmy H. Dean, 84, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on August 8, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his devoted family. Jimmy was born on November 9, 1933 in Hartselle, Alabama to the late D. Hershel Dean and Mildred A. (Newman) Dean. On March 25, 1955 he married Patricia (Gaby) Dean who survives. They just celebrated their 63rd Anniversary.

Jimmy is survived by four children: David (Armentha) Dean of Mishawaka, Debbie (Kurt) Weinzetl, Diane (Rick) Deal, and Dawn (Jim) McGrath of South Bend. Six grandchildren: Justin (Kayla) Dean of Goshen, Heather (Josh) Anderson of Mishawaka, Angela Slater of South Bend, Scott (Nikki) Slater of Walkerton, Ryan and Kyle Weinzetl of South Bend, and eight great-grandchildren. Jimmy is also survived by his loving sister, Jo Ann Stephenson Slocomb, and nephews, Tim and Jason Stephenson, of Hartselle, Alabama.

Throughout Jimmy’s life he was a hard-working man who was dedicated to providing a great life for his family. He retired from Allied Signal (Bendix), and Ryerson Steel. He loved to go fishing, travel to Jim Beam collector conventions, and made as many trips back home to Hartselle, AL as possible. Jimmy proudly served his country in the Marine Reserves, and the US Navy, stationed in Kingsville, Texas, and was a member of the American Legion Post 284.    

On Saturday, August 11, 2018 friends and family are invited to a celebration of life from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan Street, South Bend 46614.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice for all of the amazing care provided. Contributions in memory of Jimmy may be made to Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite D., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice - Mishawaka
230 W. Catalpa, Suite D, Mishawaka IN 46545

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