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“Dierck will be missed. My condolences to his family. I graduated with Dierck from Akron-Fairgrove High School. He was a fun addition to our class of...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Patrick Lintner - Fairgrove, MI

“Words can't begin to tell you and your family how so sorry I am to hear about your loss. It has always an inspiration to see the love you two have...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Sandi Wright - Cass City, MI

“Just want to pass on our sympothy on Dierck's passing, we wish you a heartfull warmth, and thinking of you all often since we found out Dierck had...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: james and kathy maciag - MI

“Corky, I was shocked to hear of Dierk's passing. I knew he had cancer, but didn't realize how far along it was. Debbie let me know tonight of...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Catherine Pavley - Lachine, MI

“Corky, We are deeply saddened to hear of your husband's passing. You and your daughters are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Joe & Carrie Luana - Cass City, MI

“Corky, Wow - what a shock! I stopped by Thumb Cellular today and saw the note on the door. I didn't know Dierck, but I certainly know you. I am...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Lynch - Mayville, MI

“Corky and Girls, So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time! ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Tammi & Ethin Hutton - Caro, MI

“Corky and Girls so sorry to hear about your loss.Prayers are with you guys.Paula-Flikkie-Bergh ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Paula Bergh - Caro, MI

“Our Prayers are with you Girls as the Life of your Loving Husband and Father will be celebrated. Your memories will keep his light shining in your...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Randy and Brenda Dunham - Caro, MI

“Dear Corky, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Deirick Ualways happy and laughing. I am truly happy to have known him. Whenever there was an...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Marilyn Priest Grand Bend Ontario

“Corky - I am so very sorry about Dierck's passing. Please take comfort in the group fo people - family, friends (coworkers included) - that love...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Kent

“Corky and family, I am so sorry about your loss, i always remember Dierk from all those years back when you and i worked together, He always called...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Raymond - NC - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man, husband and father. Take comfort in knowing you were close and shared many happy and loving times. I...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Nora Martinez - Saginaw, MI

“Corky and girls, I am so sorry to here of the passing of a great husband and awesome dad! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. He will be...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Pat Rinker - Tucson, AZ - Friend

“Corky and girls, So sorry for your loss, hoping that good memories get you through this difficult time. You're in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Sheila Truemner - Owendale, MI

“We will never forget the fun times and laughter we shared. You could see the love he had for his wife and girls. ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Matt & Lori Price - Caro, MI

“Sending love and prayers to the Dean girls. He is with you always! ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: Meggen Jensen - Caro , MI

“We were at a Chamber after hours and Dierck didn't want to be introduced as Corky's husband, so I introduced him as Dierck Dean and Corky is his wife...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Joddy Ehrenberg - Cass City, MI

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Sherrie and Rick Harrington - MI

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Corky and the family. Although we are not able to be there in person we will be there in spirit. May God...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Becky & David Dost - Flower Mound, TX

“Dear freind&coworker May you rest in peace .My condolances to the dean family god bless all of you at this difficult time. ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: Tim Bryce - Birch Run, MI

“Corky and girls: So sorry to hear of Direck's passing. I used to work with him at Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway. He and John had us laughing all...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Sherri Schiefer - Millington, MI

“I remember dierck best in his younger years. He was my brother in law for a few years. He was always good to my boys so I am sure he was a devoted...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Julie (conat) Martinez - Saginaw, MI

“Dear Corky and girls I never knew your husband and father, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I am thinking of you all with love and prayers ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Angie Houghton - Saginaw, MI

“I have known Dierck for many years since I was a teenager..I have known Corky as well.. He was such a loving and caring man and a great person to be...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Barb Conat Baldwin - Monroe, WI

“To all of you girls, Paul and I are so sorry for your loss. i'm glad there is no more suffering for Dierck. I'm sure you are all blessed with...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: kathleen schriber - caro, MI

“Corky, Melissa, Kelsey and Lindsay, Our deepest sympathies. We feel so blessed to have shared that day at The Big House with you all last month...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Tom & Michelle Kuras - Caro, MI

“Corky, I am so sorry. You know how I feel about you and Dierck. He will be missed by so many people. Prayers go out to you and the girls and the...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Bradley - caro, MI - friend

“Thinking of you Corky and your girls during this difficult time. Sending prayers and love to you. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Kim Kennedy - pulaski, WI


Dierck James Dean, age 53, went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 10, 2012, surrounded by the love of his family. Dierck spent his life loving his wife and three daughters. His final lesson to his family was showing them the peace that could only be found in the comfort of Jesus. His life ended in a courageous battle with cancer, but was lived to the fullest every day prior. Dierck was born June 10, 1959 in Caro, the son of the late Earl Reginald & Margaret Marie (Anderson) Dean, and graduated from Akron-Fairgrove High School with the class of 1977. He was united in marriage with the former Corrine "Corky" Suranye on September 20, 1986 in Caro, and the couple cherished more than twenty-five years together. Dierck would consider his fulltime occupation to be a University of Michigan football fan, but he paid the bills as a line haul driver for USF Holland. He was previously employed by the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway Company as an engineer. Dierck was a member of the Colwood United Brethren Church in Caro, and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was very mechanical, and enjoyed buying, rebuilding and refurbishing "treasures" for which he was constantly on the lookout. He was most likely to be found in his shop where he loved tinkering. Dierck also enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time outdoors.
He is survived by his loving wife, Corky Dean of Caro; three daughters, Melissa, Kelsey and Lindsay Dean, all of Caro; two brothers, one sister and their spouses, Thomas & Dawn Dean of Houghton Lake, Michael Dean of Caro, Sherri & Mike Hoy of Caro, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Colwood United Brethren Church in Caro with Pastor Jason M. Garwood officiating. Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date at the Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. A Masonic Service, conducted by the Caro Mount Moriah Lodge #226 will conclude the visitation at 8:00 p.m. on Monday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Caro Masonic Lodge #226 Scholarship Fund.