Dean Faber, 79, of Murdo, S.D., died at his home on April 4, 2021.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, at Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Kennebec Cemetery, Kennebec, S.D. For those unable to attend the funeral, it will be available for viewing at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com and can be found at the top of Dean’s obituary.
Dean was born November 26, 1941, to Arthur and Vera (Heston) Faber in Presho, S.D. He grew up on the family farm five miles north and one mile east of Kennebec. He attended West Dorman Country School one mile east of the farm. He graduated from Kennebec High School and then joined the National Guard. He spent six months active duty and then continued weekends for six years.
Dean met Betty Lou Miller in 1961 and they were eventually married and had a son, Curtis Dean Faber. Betty died in 1996 after 33 years of marriage. In the early years they lived in Kennebec and then moved to Minnetonka, Minn., where he worked at a factory. In 1973 they moved to Murdo to run the grocery store. During this time they made many lifelong friends and probably some enemies, because as Dean said, “You cannot please everyone.” After 20 years, they sold the store and Dean went on to work various jobs in the Murdo area.
Dean married Deborah “Deb” (Berg) Hall in 1998 welcomed her five children into his heart and home. He continued to work various odd jobs in Murdo, retiring at age 62. Dean enjoyed playing pool and cards. He also loved to take his horses and buggy to participate in local parades. He was the “town BSer”.
Dean was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Lions Club, American Legion and the Jones County Senior Center as well as other groups in the Murdo, Presho and Kennebec area.
Dean loved his family, near and far, and looked forward to the annual reunions. He was the family jokester and always continued the tradition of teasing and tormenting everyone.
Dean is survived by his wife Deb and step-children: Moriah (Brett) Desantis, Adin (Toris) Hall, Orrin (Erin) Hall, Rachel Pfeifle, and Ashley “Artemesia” Parker (Pete Schearer, three step-grandchildren and one brother-in-law John Kobus.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Lou; son, Curtis Dean; brother, Harold Faber, sisters: Lela (Roy) Richmond, Jean (Ray) Moore, Janice (Knute) Selland and Janet Kobus.