Dean St. John, 68, of Calamus, Iowa, passed away peacefully early Friday, November 4, 2022, at ProMedica Hospice in Davenport.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Church, Calamus, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Leah Holloway-Nilsen will officiate. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Toronto, Iowa. Pallbearers will be Justin St. John, Josh Angus, Mark Tiedt, Gary Ihrig, Michael Babcock, and Gary Ruffcorn.
Dean Lee St. John was born May 16, 1954, in DeWitt, Iowa, to Wallace and Vera (Keister) St. John. After graduating from Calamus High School in 1973, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the engine room of the U.S.S. Ranger. He was married to Lori Berhenke, with whom he had 3 children. They later divorced. Dean resided in Raleigh North Carolina, where he worked as an appliance repairman. He married Kimberly and she preceded him in death in 2008. Dean returned to Iowa to be close to family in 2009.
He is survived by his children, H. Renee (fiancé Glendon Rawlins) St. John, Michael (Candace) St. John, and Jamie (Chris) Neuenschwander all of North Carolina; 7 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild on the way; his mother, Vera St. John of Calamus; siblings, Arnold (Carol) St. John, and Jean (Daniel) Vander Heiden; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Kim, he was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Roger.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com