|Dean C. Pieper|
|8/5/1926 - 11/30/2012|
Dean C. Pieper, 86, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 6:39 AM at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born August 5, 1926 to the Late Emil Pieper and Viola (Gerlt) Pieper in Staunton, Illinois. He married Evelyn German on March 3, 1948 and she survives. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton. He graduated with a degree in English and Chemistry from Illinois State University. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Administration. He taught high school and coached baseball, basketball and football in Cofeen, Livingston, and Mt. Olive. He was an Elementary Principal in Edwardsville School District for 36 years. He was a lifetime member of the Staunton VFW Post # 1241. He served as a board member of the Staunton Country Club. He served as a city councilman in Staunton, Illinois. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II (August 24, 1944 to June 1, 1946, as Signalman 3rd class and the Korean War as Quartermaster Signalman 3rd class. He enjoyed squirrel hunting, golf, maintaining his lawn, and spoiling his dogs, Abbie and Daisy.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Pieper of Staunton, IL; 2 daughters, Joyce (Bob) Sanvi of Staunton, IL; and Michele Brown of Springfield, IL; 1 son, Kelly Pieper of Denver, CO; 2 grandchildren, Deanna and Vincent Sanvi both of St. Louis. MO; and 1 brother, Lawrence Pieper of Staunton, IL. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousin also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Joyce Pieper and 1 son-in-law, Rick Brown.
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|Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11 AM with Rev. George Radosevich officiating. No burial, remains were donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis., MO. Memorials are suggested to either St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton, or to Community Memorial Hospital – Renovation Project. A luncheon will follow services in the basement at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. (map/driving directions)|