Dean Duane Sheldon, 81

Dean Duane Sheldon, 81, a native of Michigan and a resident of Foley, Ala., passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.
Mr. Sheldon was an Army veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. After his service, he lived in Michigan where he was employed as an advertising salesman.
Dean (Deano) was a remarkable husband, father and grandfather who cherished family time. He surrounded himself with friends that he also considered family.
Deano retired in 1995 and moved to Lillian, Ala., where he loved spending time on Perdido Bay until his recent move to Foley, Ala. He was an active member of the American Legion, Amvets as well as the Moose Lodge in Otsego, Community Club in Lillian, Ala., and an active lifetime member of the Elks Club.
He impacted people's lives wherever he went and lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed dearly.
Dean is survived by his wife of 60 years Joyce E. Sheldon of Foley, Ala.; two sons, Don (Sadie) Sheldon of Honoraville, Ala. and Bryon (Kim) Sheldon of Pulaski, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jacob (Tammi) Sheldon of Allegan and Jason Sheldon of Otsego; two great-grandchildren, Kiylee Sheldon of Pensacola, Fla. and Kodi Sheldon of Honoraville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Cody Sheldon; parents, Don Sheldon and Margarite Peeples; brother Donnie Sheldon; and a sister Donna Lowe
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Deano's memory be made to a favorite charity of choice or an educational fund for his great-granddaughters. Donations by check can be made to Waddell & Reed, Inc., 7071 Stone Drive, Suite B, Daphne, AL 36526. Reference check 529 account in the memo area.
Expressions of condolences may be offered by visiting
A celebration of life will be at a later date.


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