Dean W. Fassett, 78, of Geneseo, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services celebrating his life were held Tuesday, May 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Monday, May 23, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Dean Fassett Memorial Fund.


Dean W. Fassett, 78, of Geneseo, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services celebrating his life were held Tuesday, May 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Monday, May 23, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Dean Fassett Memorial Fund.

He was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Geneseo, the son of Glenn and Ruby (Rader) Fassett. He was a 1950 graduate of Geneseo High School. He married Janet E. Specht on Feb. 27, 1954, in Geneseo. He farmed in rural Geneseo for 40 years and later retired into Geneseo. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo. He was an avid Geneseo sports fan and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; a daughter and spouse, Deborah and Mike Herrmann of Geneseo; a son, Brian D. Fassett of Moline, and three grandchildren, Stephanie Young of Waterloo, Iowa, Angela Young of Geneseo and Cale Young of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Fassett.