Dean F. Roman, 69, of Andalusia, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home. Funeral services celebrating his life were Thursday, July 26, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services,?Geneseo.?The Rev. R.?Anthony Lee officiated. A visitation was Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home. Per his request, cremation rites were accorded following services. Memorials may be directed to the Dean Roman Memorial Fund.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1942, in Geneseo, the son of John and Eunice (Verbaker) Roman. He was a 1960 graduate of Atkinson High School. He married Jeanette Tapprich on Aug. 12, 2003, in Rock Island. He had been employed at John Deere Foundry as a maintenance supervisor for 30 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing, watching his grandchildren’s events and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; two daughters and spouses, Deanne and Steve Swanson,?Geneseo and Stacey Antolik of Moline; a son and spouse, Scott and Rhonda Roman of Rock Island; seven grandchildren, Stephanie and Shane Swanson, Shawn, Katelyn and Karissa Roman and Elizabeth and Zachary Antolik; stepson, Jason Tapprich; two step grandchildren, Lance and Lindsey Young; and a brother and spouse, Gerald and Emilee Roman, Atkinson. He was preceded in death by his parents.