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Arleen was born on March 2, 1942 at St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle to Sylvester and Clara (Ossowski) Wyszinski. She married Kenneth Dean on December 27, 1965 in St. Hyacinth Church.
Arleen worked at the LaSalle State Bank and attended IVCC at night, while raising 3 boys to achieve her Degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at IVCH in Peru for over 30 years. Her love for her profession was very gratifying to her. She had a comforting personality for her patients and their respective families. Arleen and Ken loved traveling seeing the country with their 3 sons on long summer vacations. She was extremely proud and excited to follow her boys through their sporting and school events. She was an avid volunteer at Lp, St. Bede High Schools, and Peru little League. Arleen and Ken would travel to Europe while their son Rich was stationed there for the U.S. Army. Their stays for 30 days would include seeing the countries of; Germany, Italy, Ireland and Greece. She was an only child. She loved Kenny’s family with their colorful personalities. She enjoyed hosting or attending Dean family events. After retiring in 1999 from Nursing, she and Ken bought a lovely condominium in Delray Beach Florida. When the harsh Midwest winters arrived, she would escape to sunny warm Florida in which she would also be close to her sons Jim and Rich, and of course her 2 grandchildren Andrew and Michael. Once old man winter left LaSalle she would return. Her son John, his wife Kim and her 3 grandchildren; Olivia, Morgan and Mitchell who live in Peru would be waiting for her arrival. Having lunches with her grandson Mitchell was always comforting and uplifting to her with his comical personality especially after the loss of her husband Kenny. After Kenny’s passing in 2015, She stated many times that she wouldn’t have made it through that heart-breaking time if it wasn’t for her family, friends, and neighbors calling or visiting her. With her outgoing personality she made many friends here and in Florida. The coffee club, made up of girls she grew up with, and her many friends from the South Shore Boat Club in Peru, and the Spring Valley Boat Club always put a smile on her face. She cherished those friendships deeply in her heart.
She is survived by: 3 Sons: Jim (Mary) Dean of Fla., John (Kim) Dean of Peru, and Rich (Michelle) of Fla. 5 Grandchildren: Olivia, Andrew, and Michael Dean all of Fla. Mitchell and Morgan Dean of Peru. Several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by: her husband (2015) and her parents. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for her favorite charities. On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com
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