DEAN A. YOCUM
Dean A. Yocum, 89, of Burlington, passed away June 16, 2017, at Klein Center of Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born in Wayne County near Confidence on Oct. 10, 1927, he was the son of James Frederick and Floy Van Benthusen Yocum.
On July 26, 1959, he married Letty L. Johnson in Burlington.
Dean attended a one-room school for eight years near Confidence and later the family moved to New London. He graduated in 1945 from New London High School and then joined the U.S. Navy receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant then transferred to University of Iowa graduating in 1950 with a business degree. In 1953 he was drafted into the Army in the Korean War and received his discharge in 1954.
Dean began his career with A.Y. McDonald Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. for 42 years working in Des Moines, Burlington, and Columbia, Mo., and back to Burlington in 1959 retiring as manager in 1992.
He was a member of the VFW, Eagles, Rotary, YMCA, The Armory Board, and Past President of the Burlington Golf Club. Dean enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Letty Yocum of Burlington and one daughter, Jennifer Day Yocum of Palatine, Ill.
His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.
According to Deanís wishes cremation has been accorded.
Lunning Chapel of Burlington was in charge of arrangements.