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Carolyn J. Dean

January 8, 1933 April 8, 2021
Carolyn J. Dean
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Carolyn J. Dean, 88, life-long area farmer and resident of Grand Ledge, MI, passed away April 8, 2021 in Lansing. She was born January 8, 1933 in Charlotte, MI, daughter of John and Hazel (Ferguson) DePue. Carolyn was very devoted to her family; enjoyed camping and spending time with her family, and tending to her flowers out in the yard.

She is preceded by her husband of 60 years, Richard Dean, daughter Barbara Farrar, brothers: Dave, Donald and Phillip DePue, and sister Katherine Yeomans. Survived by 3 daughters: Cynthia Ryan, Martha Dean, Donna (Perry) Wise; 4 sons: James (Donna), Douglas (Tanya), Dennis (Gina), Robert (Lorri); 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Carolyn Dean. The family has entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at

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