Dean E. Malone, 62


Dean Edward Malone, 62, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb. He was born on Feb. 23, 1962, in Pisgah, to parents Fred and Ornella (Wendt) Malone. He grew up in the Woodbine and Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1980. Dean worked at the Twin Valley Vet Clinic, for Eddie Sullivan and then at a ranch in Wyoming. Dean married Ella Nelson on May 10, 1985, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dunlap. The couple lived in the Dunlap area and purchased the Malone family farm from Dean’s parents. Dean also drove truck for a while, then worked for Empire Land and Cattle, worked for Topf Farms and Cogdill Farm Supply.

Dean loved to show cattle and taught his boys to show cattle. He would come home from work and load the boys up to go check on their cow herd. Dean enjoyed watching rodeos, especially the team roping event. The last few years he has enjoyed fishing with Levi and the grandkids.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Allan; and sister, Barbara Malone. He is survived by his two sons, Levi Malone and his wife Audrina of Gretna, Neb. and Wyatt Malone of Dunlap; three grandchildren, Maguire, Sterling and Mila; two brothers, Charlie Malone and his wife Peg of Dunlap and Leo Malone and his wife Theresa all of Dunlap; two sisters, Marge Skarin of Dunlap and Norma Malone of Missouri Valley and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 12-3 p.m. at 4 County Fair Grounds in Dunlap.

Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap is in charge of arrangements.