Deane W. Brees
September 10, 1924 - November 10, 2017
Birthplace: Fremont County, IA
Resided In: Creston, IA

Service 11/14/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 11/14/2017
Evergreen Cemetery

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Deane W. Brees, age 93, of Creston, Iowa passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Deane was born September 10, 1924 in Fremont County, Iowa the son of Raymond and Goldia (Green) Brees. The family moved to the Stanton area when Deane was seven years old. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1942 and farmed and held various jobs in the Corning and Villisca area. Deane served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Gallatin Transport Ship as a signalman in the Pacific Theater. He was united in marriage to Darlene Walter on May 24, 1944 in Hiawatha, Kansas. When Deane was discharged from the Navy, he and Darlene moved to a farm North of Emerson where they farmed for a year moving to Red Oak where Deane worked for Thos. D. Murphy Co. for a year. Then they moved to a farm near Carbon, Iowa. Deane farmed all of his life in Adams County retiring in 2014. They later moved into Corning and most recently lived at Homestead Assisted Living in Creston, Iowa. Deane was raised in the Baptist Church, was a member of the American Legion, and had many interests including music, dancing, and singing, as well as tinkering in his shop. Deane and Darlene spent many hours playing music and square dancing all over Southwest Iowa and Texas where they wintered since 1998. Deane always loved coming home in the spring to tend to his farm. Over the years he and Darlene raised row crop and had livestock including cattle, hogs, and horses. They loved animals.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother: Vernon Brees; and sisters: Dorothy Rhodes and Juanita Thorne. Survivors include his wife: Darlene Brees of Creston, IA; sister: Maxine Hall of Atlantic, IA; brothers-in-law: Harold Walter of Villisca, IA and Glen Walter and wife Bev of Corning, IA; sisters-in-law: Carolyn Dixon and husband Merlin and Connie Helvie and husband Terry of Corning, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. There will be open visitation at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established in Deane’s name.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.


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