Dean Ray Panzer
Dean Ray Panzer, 89, was called home by his heavenly Father on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Lincoln, Kan.
He was born October 14, 1930, in Lincoln County to Herman and May (Bohling) Panzer.
Left to celebrate Dean’s life are his daughters, MeriLynn (Rick) McBride of Lincoln, Kimberly (Mike) Garrett of Hutchinson, Kan., Tamara (Don Lamb) Yaple of Salina, Lori (Thomas) Frederking of Plainville, Kan., Teresa (Bob) Berthelson of Lincoln, and Kristi (Michael) Whitney of Olathe, Kan.; son, Michael (Jennifer) Panzer of Abilene, Kan.; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Roberts-Turnbull of Shawnee, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores; infant daughter, Kelli; and brother, Keith Panzer.
Dean served in the US Navy as an Aircraft Mechanic aboard the USS Valley Forge from 1950 to 1954. After serving in the Navy, Dean returned to Lincoln where he became a lifelong farmer. Dean was a lifetime member of the Lincoln VFW Post 7928. He actively served in the Vesper Men’s Club, the Lincoln County 4-H, and the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Lincoln. Dean enjoyed playing cards, hunting, K-State Football, and family.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020 with a rosary service at 6:00 p.m., family will be present from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home – Hall Chapel, Lincoln.
Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with burial following in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Lincoln.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln County 4-H, St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, or Lincoln VFW Post 7928, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home – Hall Chapel, 111 E. Elm St., Lincoln, KS 67455. postrockfs.com