Dean A Beamont, Sr., 75, of Stryker died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.
He was born April 13, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Gerald and Helen (Snow) Beamont.
On Sept. 10, 1966, he married Irene L. (Johns) Beamont, who died March 4, 2003.
Dean was one who loved his family and friends. A resident of the Stryker area for most of his life, he was a maintenance supervisor at General Motors in Defiance for many years.
He was an honorably discharged US Army veteran, longtime member of the Stryker Rotary, Stryker Lutheran Church, Stryker Heritage Foundation, and member of the unofficial Stryker coffee/ discussion and world’s problem solving shop in Stryker.
Dean and his wife were responsible for the large Christmas display on Johnson Avenue in Stryker for so many years.
He enjoyed farming, watching his grandchildren grow, and having conversations with his many friends.
Dean is survived by three children: a son, Dean (Susan) Beamont Jr. of Stryker, a daughter, Teresa (Terry) Bender of Hicksville, a daughter, Jodi (Tom) Milliren of Pace, Fla.; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Dean Beamont III of Stryker; and a sister, Patricia (Louie) Goebel of Stryker; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Beamont; father, Gerald Beamont; and mother, Helen Beamont.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the First Lutheran Church in Stryker with Pastor Dane Meuschke officiating.
Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker on Friday from 2-8 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Stryker Rotary Club.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.