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Friday, April 14, 2023
2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)
Friday, April 14, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)
Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at The Greenfield Gospel Chapel in Greenfield with burial in the Fontanelle Cemetery. Mr. Phil Cannon will officiate the service. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials: May be directed to the Dean Dwyer Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Dean Dale Dwyer was born on September 30, 1951 to Dale and Ruth (Queck) Dwyer. He grew up on the farm near Richland, Iowa with his siblings Mike, Annette and Janet. He was full of life and loved being outdoors. His favorite fishing buddy was his grandpa Frank Dwyer, which inspired a lifelong love of fishing and many memorable trips to Leech Lake in Minnesota.
As a young man of 19, Dean accepted God’s gift of salvation. He graduated from Orient-Macksburg High School in 1969. He attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, earning a degree in business.
On January 1st, 1972, Dean married his high school sweetheart, Janet Caviness and they were blessed with two children, Nathan Michael and Erin Marie.
Dean enjoyed running Dwyer Ace Hardware and Greenfield Lawn and Leisure. He was an active part of the community, serving in many roles including EMT, reserve police officer and fire chief. He later joined Jan in their woodworking business, traveling the country on adventures to sell their handmade wood décor at arts and crafts shows as well as fun-filled times at the Iowa State Fair, where they managed the Walnut Center Arts & Crafts.
In 2006, Dean received a liver transplant - his family is so grateful for the blessing of over sixteen more years of life. Dean will be remembered for his love of family, his service to the community, and his faith in Jesus. And those who knew him best knew that wherever shenanigans were found, Dean would be in the middle.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mike, sister Annette and brother David in infancy.
Left to cherish Dean’s memory are his wife Jan; son Nathan with wife Jae and daughter Shelby; daughter Erin with husband Jamie and children Xander & Aaralyn; sister Janet Paxton, several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a multitude of friends.