Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Former Celina resident Dean G. Mills, 76, died Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence in Muncie, Ind.
He was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Smithfield, Ind., to Clessie and Ola Helm Mills. His first wife, Ann Mills, died in 2006. His second wife, Marjorie Wright, survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Donna (Ken) Miller, Willshire, and Deann (Don "Beatle") Puthoff, St. Marys; a brother, Rollin "Junior"; a sister, Sue; six stepchildren; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and a stepgreat-granddaughter.
Deceased are eight brothers and sisters.
He worked at the former New Idea plant in Coldwater for more than 25 years, and was a self-employed truck driver. He also worked for Stewart Trucking Company in Muncie until his retirement. He attended Muncie Schools and Shell Lake High School in Wisconsin, and served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Muncie, the American Legion, Celina, and Teamsters Local Union, Muncie.
Cremation and private family services were held.
Contributions can be made to Ball Memorial Hospice, Muncie.
Condolences can be left at www.meeksmortuary.com.
Arrangements were handled by the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie.