Dean passed away on Saturday morning, September 22, 2018, at his home in Newton.
A time of remembrance and celebration of life will be 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Visitation will be at the funeral home an hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Sugar Grove (Metz) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Dean's Family.
R. Dean Danley, 89, the son of Carl Albert and Ila Lura (Anthony) Danley, was born June 3, 1929, in Newton. He was a high school graduate and had served his country with the US Army and US Airforce, during World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars, 1946 until 1967. He also attended the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and University of Iowa , College of Engineering and Medicine.
On October 6, 1956, Dean was united in marriage to Patricia Anita Townsend in Southwold, Suffolk, England. He was employed by the US Army and US Airforce, with 21 years active duty. Dean was an associate member of 87th & 512th Fighter Squadrons and 79th Fighter Bomber Squadron. He also worked for the Maytag Company, Parsons Company, Newton Foundry, served three years as a Jasper County Deputy Sheriff, two years as Chief of Police in Colfax, and worked at Fisher Controls International in Marshalltown, retiring in 1992. He and Pat attended Community Heights Alliance Church. He was a Life Member of the local V.F.W. and a retired member of the UAW Local #893 in Marshalltown.
Dean is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia; his daughter Linda Marie Lynam; his grandchildren: Shane, Toby and Summer; step brothers: Dennis Danley and Randy Danley; nieces and nephews; and many good family and friends.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Phylis Hackley; brother William Danley and step-sister Kathy.
We, at Pence~Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services, believe that serving begins with caring and that caring is an attitude of the heart. We strive to express this attitude in our lives, in our business, and with our friends.
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