Dean Ellis Delaplain, 75, Iola, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Moran Manor.
Dean was born July 30, 1937, in Elsmore, the only child of Glenn and Hazel (Perkins) Delaplain. He grew up in Elsmore until the family moved to Iola when he was 11. He graduated from Iola High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960.
On June 4, 1961, Dean married Dorothy Haen in Piqua. They made their home in Pamona, Calif., where Dean worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. They returned to the area in 1993 after he retired. Dorothy preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2008.
He is surviived by three daughters, Debbie Muhl and her husband, Rick, Iola, DeAnne Delaplain, Iola, and Denise Butler, Iola; and four grandchildren, Michael and John Muhl and Roseanne and Josh Butler
According to his wishes, his body was donated to the University of Kansas School of Medicine for research. No services will be held.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.