Established in 1875
Dean Ray Elliott, 81, of Fisher passed away at 6:38 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at East Bend Cemetery in Fisher. Pastor Jim Woods will officiate. Military rites will be performed by the United States Air Force.
Dean was born in Union Township on June 20, 1937 to parents Ray and Gladys (Imlay) Elliott, they preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother.
Dean married Doretta LaFosse, they were married for thirty-one years. She passed away on July 21, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his companion of twenty-eight years, Terry Schneider, who passed away on July 25, 2018.
He is survived by his daughters; Victoria Largent of Queen Creek, AZ and Valerie (Joe) Emberson of Paxton. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive him.
Dean retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-nine years, serving as a jet engine mechanic and supervisor. He obtained his pilot’s license while in the Air Force.
After retirement from the military Dean worked for twenty-five years for Vesuvius as a Department Manager.
Dean loved to travel, Corvettes, working on his property and gardening. He enjoyed working on anything that had an engine; cars, tractors, mowers, planes; it didn’t matter, if it had an engine he enjoyed tinkering with it.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Dean’s honor to the VA Illiana Health Care System, 1900 E Main St, Danville, IL 61832 Attn: Volunteer Services.