Troy Dean, 38 of rural Bristol and formerly of Webster died on Saturday October 13, 2012 at his home. His funeral will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday October 20, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Kristin Ostercamp will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday 5 – 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Troy Michael Dean was born to Dorcas Dean and Gary Block on Tuesday, June 4, 1974 at Watertown, South Dakota. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. He attended Webster school and graduated from Webster High School in 1992. In April 1994 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in North Carolina and Alaska. In March 2000 he received his honorable discharge; Troy continued to live in Alaska until moving to Ham Lake, Minnesota in September 2000 for a short time. He then returned to Webster where he was engaged in the bee business with his father. In the spring of 2002 he started BBI Honey Company, Inc.; Troy traveled and worked with bees until early 2007. Troy’s love for Alaska took him back to Anchorage where he lived and worked at the House of Harley until March 2008. In April of that year he left Alaska once again to return to Webster where he was a supervisor at Powder Tech, Inc. from April 2008-May 2009. At that time Troy decided it was time to go back to school, he moved to Rapid City where he attended Western Dakota Technical Institute and received a degree in Field Engineering. In 2011 he went to work for Halliburton Company where he worked in the oil fields as a Wire Line Operator Assitant in Williston, North Dakota area. He spent his off time in Webster, Rapid City and his hobby farm near Butler. Troy enjoyed anything with wheels, especially Harley Davidson motorcycles and Dodge trucks. He was also a gun collector, he loved shooting and enjoyed bear hunting while he lived in Alaska, going “4-wheeling” was another pastime Troy loved there. Troy will always be remembered for not just fixing, but fixing and “improving” everything from household appliances to his bikes and trucks. Troy’s witty and often inappropriate sense of humor was also something he will be remembered for by friends and family. Troy passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home near Butler, South Dakota at the age of 38 years, 4 months and 9 days. Survivors include his mother, Dorcas Rasmussen of Gwinner, ND, his father, Gary (Marsha) Block of Waubay, SD; three sisters, Erin (Jon) Betten of Redfield, SD, Robin (fiancée, Eric Paxton) Dean of Webster, SD and Marga Block of Waubay, SD; two brothers, Ronald Rasmussen of Gwinner, ND and Bradley Warns of Watertown, SD; his maternal grandparents, Harrison and Evelyn Dean of Webster, SD; three nephews, Collin, Rollie and Liam; and one niece, Hadley. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother and his paternal grandparents.
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