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Lauretta Anne Dean

January 22, 1920 April 27, 2012
Lauretta Anne Dean
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Lauretta Anne Dean, a long-time resident of Birmingham, died peacefully at her home on April 27, 2012. She was 92 years old. Lauretta Anne was born January 22, 1920 in Argyle, Minnesota to Izella (nee Demers) and Thorbjorn Udvig.

She married the love of her life, Charles A. Dean on September 1, 1945 in Eureka, California. Together they raised their family and have been residents of Birmingham since 1945. Lauretta Anne was a long-time member of Holy Name Church and a dedicated voice in the choir. Mrs. Dean devoted much of her time to the Mother�s Club of Holy Name Church, Marian High School and Brother Rice High School. She was also a member of the University of Minnesota�s Women�s Club.

Lauretta Anne is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles A. Dean. Her children James (Yvonne) Dean, David Dean, Laura Dean (Paul Balog), Christopher (Julie) Dean, Jon (Jane) Dean and Thomas Dean. Her former daughters in law Joyce Mulling Dean and Carin Pitzer. Her grandchildren Alexis (Marc) Dean Kennedy, Meredith Dean, Trevor Kanar, Garrett Kanar, Amanda (Jonathan) Dean Jarmin, Paul Balog, Jennifer (Michael) Dean Crawford, Matthew Kelson, Sarah Kelson, Daniel (Carla) Dean, William Dean, Charles Dean, and Elizabeth Dean. Her great grandchildren Payton Kennedy, Riley Kennedy, Marla Jarman, Gustavo Dean and Lucia Dean and her brother George Udvig. Lauretta is preceded in death by her brother Thomas C. Udvig and her former daughter in law Martha Dean.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon St., Birmingham, Wednesday 10am. Friends may visit beginning at 9am.

Memorials appreciated to charity of donor�s choice.


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