Dean R. Lauritzen Print E-mail

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Jesup, Iowa 50648

Jesup – Dean Roger Lauritzen, 69 years old of Jesup, IA died Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home. He was born June 8, 1943, in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Edwin Lauritzen and Mary (Strupp) Lauritzen. On December 1, 1962, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Dee Carrier in Houston, MN. The couple moved to Jesup in 1963 upon Dean’s hiring at John Deere, where he was a welder until his retirement.

Dean was a faithful Christian and was a charter member of Freedom Baptist Church in Independence, IA, serving as a deacon and treasurer over the years. He was a kind, hardworking man who could fix anything. He also liked spending his time outdoors, camping, boating, snowmobiling, and watching dirt track races.  Most of all Dean was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

Mr. Lauritzen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cynthia; 5 sons, Robert (Mary) Lauritzen of Ghana, Africa; Rick (Beth) Lauritzen of Campbellsville, KY; Ryan (Tammy) Lauritzen of Oelwein, IA; Ronn (Kim) Lauritzen of Jesup, IA; Reese (Sarah) Lauritzen of Waterloo, IA; 6 daughters, Deana (Shane) Thorpe of Clover, SC; Deea Lauritzen of Jesup, IA; Dana (Bryan) McCombs of Dysart, IA; Dane’e Velez of Jesup, IA; Darcy Lauritzen of Jesup, IA; and Deedra (Philip) Fisher of Campbellsville, KY; 40 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 2 brothers, Elden (Nancy) Lauritzen of Martinsville, IL; Dale (Lois) Lauritzen of Winona, MN; 2 sisters, Joyce Borchert, Manhattan, IL; and Debbie (Douglas) Hopkins of Austin, TX.

Mr. Lauritzen was preceded in death by his parents and 1 son, Charles Roger Lauritzen in infancy.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. – Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Jesup Bible Fellowship, Jesup, IA, with burial at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, IA. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family.



Greg Wildebour 06-20-2012
Dear Lauritzen Family:
I am sorry to hear about your loss, Dean was an awesome man. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you.
Greg & Coreen Wildebour
Jessica Gronoski - Clark 06-19-2012
Dear Lauritzen family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Dean was a wonderful man and I have many great memories of him and your family. My prayers and thoughts will be with you.
Tim & Rhonda Todd 06-19-2012
Robert and Mary, Cynthia and the Lauritzen family,
I was so stunned when I received word of Mr. Lauritzen's passing. I can only remember him as a very fun loving, family loving, man! He has raised a fine family that will miss him tremendously but the legacy he has left can live on forever. Our prayers today and through the coming months is that God will continue to hold each one of you so very close! We love you!
John Beierschmitt 06-19-2012
To the Lauritzen Family:
I am very sorry to hear of Deans passing. I worked with Dean for many years and He had the greatest work ethic, morals, and love of his family, of anyone I have ever known. He was truely a great person, and now has attained his heavenly reward. You have my deepest sympathy.
Shirley Norris 06-18-2012
I am so sorry to hear of uncle Dean passing,I wish i could there.My love and prayer goes out to the awhole family.He will be greatly missed and I loved him alot.
Paul Peterson 06-18-2012
Dear Cindy Lauritzen and family. My prayers and support are with you. What a great man Dean was. He and I have had so many good times together. Fortunatley we will all be united in the Kingdom of God.
In His love
Paul Peterson
Bobbie Emerson 06-18-2012
To the Lauritzen Family: Our deepest sympathy to you all. Your Father was a great man and will truly be missed. Fortunately you have many fond memories to treasure and reminise about to keep him alive in your heart. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Scott, Bobbie, Chad, Derek & John Emerson
Lisa Hoop-Kohler 06-18-2012
To the Lauritzen family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I didn't know him really well but I do know he was a good man.
My condolences to you all.
Lisa Hoop
Ron Weber 06-17-2012
To the Lauritzen family my condolences. I knew Dean through Ernie Lusk. And I can remember Dean helping Ernie many times and Ernie and Yvonne were always so grateful. He would take the time from his busy schedule to help anyone in need. May the memories you shared with Dean help carry you through your great loss. His compassion for others made him a very rich man . A richness money can never buy.
Jeff, Lisa, Aiden, & Addie Lauritzen 06-17-2012
Uncle Dean,what a MAN you were! You were a wonderful person both inside and out; never a dull moment when we were all together. We were saddened to learn the news that GOD brought you home to his kingdom, we weren't done with you here on earth!? We find comfort in all the memories that we hold and strength in the fact that we will meet again in HEAVEN. We are thinking of you all; knowing that you will find the much needed strength in the days. Much Love!
Brent & Wanda McNabb 06-17-2012
Cynthia & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dean was a great Christian. Remember when Dean,Brent & Charles sang as a Trio at First Baptist Church. What wonderful memories. He was also helpful when we had problems with our sump pump.He could really swing a hammer, and what about detasseling corn. We love and miss you all. Brent & Wanda, Casa Grande,Az.
Larry & Linda Van Natta 06-16-2012
Tammy & Ryan,
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. We would come to the services but my only uncle, who I was especially close to, died also. His wake and funeral coincide with your dad's services. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. He was a great man who raised a great family!
Larry & Linda
Debby & Dennis 06-16-2012
So very sorry to hear of Dean's passing although he's in a better place. Enjoyed our friendship very much. He will be missed!!
Donna Geltz 06-16-2012
Dear Lauritzen Family:

I am so sad to hear of the loss of such a great man. Everytime I would see him I would ask him about the children and the grandchildren. He was so proud of all of you and his beautiful wife. He will be greatly missed!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

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