Dean LeMon

Dean LeMon

Dean LeMon, of Grantsburg, formerly of Rush City, passed away at his home Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 50.
Dean Carl LeMon was born to Waldemar and Colleen (Watson) LeMon Jan. 31, 1963, in Rush City, Minn., at the Rush City Hospital.
Due to a difficult childbirth, Dean was born with cerebral palsy. But he always wanted to do things for himself. He attended Lakeville School in Worthington, Minn. from kindergarten through fifth grade, Rush City School from sixth grade through twelfth grade, graduating in 1983. A highly intelligent student, Dean was moved up a grade and skipped seventh grade. During his last years in high school, he worked for Bevs Greenhouse in Rush City doing the billing.
John OBrien, one of Deans teachers, got Dean interested in ham radio operations when he was in high school, and then Dean went to the Courage Center to learn more. He passed his test and got his ham radio license.
Despite the effects of cerebral palsy, Dean worked as an attendant for a handicapped person.
Dean liked the outdoors, fishing and hunting and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Dean is survived by his mother, Colleen Larson, and her husband, Walter, of Rush City, brothers: David LeMon and Dennis LeMon, of Rush City; nephews David John LeMon and Travis LeMon and his wife Theresa, of Pine City; niece Brea LeMon, of Rush City, aunts: Ruth Mourning, of New Prague, Linda (Marv) Blomquist, of North Branch; uncle Gilbert (Marj) Watson, of Ham Lake, great nephews David, Austin, Mason and great niece Madisson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wally LeMon, and his dog Shadow that he loved very much.
Reverend Laurie OShea officiated a funeral service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rush City. A time of visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Music was provided by Carolyn Holmstrom and Jon Ekstrom. Casket bearers included: Brea Lemon, D.J. LeMon, Travis LeMon, David LeMon, Austin LeMon and Lilly Erickson. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery of Rush City.
Arrangements for Dean LeMon are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service – Olson Chapel of Rush City www.funeralandcremationservice.com.

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