Friday, April 11, 2014



AGE: 58

ADDRESS: 150 S. 2nd Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:09 A.M. Friday, April 11, 2014 after a courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 9 months under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kelly Taylor-Schaus & Rev. Nancy Amacher

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1955 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1974 graduate of Medford High School and of UW-Eau Claire where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing

MARRIAGE: September 20, 1980 in Sand Creek to Joan M. Dietsche

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing from UW-Eau Claire. He then went on to work as a sales representative in the Twin Cities and Eau Claire area from 1979 to 1987. The family moved to the Marshfield area, where Dean worked as a sales/provider relations representative for Security Health Plan from 1987 to 1999. They moved to the Medford area where Dean worked at the Hedlund Agency from 2000 to 2007. In high school Dean enjoyed participating in football, basketball, baseball, and track. His passion for sports continued into adulthood. Dean enjoyed coaching his sons and other youth; he received the Marshfield Youth Baseball Coach of the Year Award. Dean often cheered on the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers. He enjoyed sailing at the Apostle Islands and was an avid downhill skier and outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Facing the challenges of Huntington’s Disease, Dean and his family worked to raise awareness in hopes of one day finding a cure.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Joan “Joanie” Lindau of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Lynn) Lindau of Medford and Kyle (Britney) Lindau of Eau Claire

SURVIVING SISTER: Lori Denzine of Menomonie

SURVIVING MOTHER: Marleen A. Lindau (Maiden Name: Gruny) of Medford


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dean’s family which will be designated at a later date to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Hope Hospice of Medford, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Medford. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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