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Mr. George Walter Dehn, 90, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 24, 1925, a son of the now late George William and Anna Barbara (Wittman) Dehn.
He was a 1943 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. Following school, George served in the European Theater during World War II.
On May 18, 1946, he was married to Shirley Elaine Williams in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death just three weeks ago, on June 29, 2016. They had spent 70 loving years together.
In 1957, George and Shirley moved to Lebanon, and began their membership at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He was a proud member of the American Legion, the Musicians Union, president of Sertoma, and was named Boone County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1994
George was a salesman and professional musician. His music was enjoyed by many for several decades. He also taught saxophone and clarinet for many years.
For a period of time, George worked as a driver for Boone County Senior Services, and helped as an election official at local polling stations. He and his wife also volunteered as hosts for the Alaskan State Parks campgrounds.
He was a dedicated family man and loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.
Survivors include four children, Cheryl "Cherie" Donaldson and husband, Bob, of Lizton, Robert "Bob" Dehn and wife, Carmel, of Wasilla, Alaska, Barbara "Barbi" Moore and husband, Frank, of Lebanon, and Elizabeth "Beth" Rutan and husband, Scott, of Indianapolis; special nephew, Johnny Williams of Burlington, Wash.; six grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and godchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, George was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Wittman Dehn.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 950 E. Washington St., Lebanon. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Gordon Chastain officiating. Interment with military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory of Lebanon are handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made in his honor to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 950 E. Washington St., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on July 22, 2016
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