Dean Ernest Awe

Born: Thursday, July 26, 1945
Passed: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2/24/2018 | 12:00 pm -
Cooper-Quiram Chapel 

2/24/2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cooper-Quiram Chapel 


Dean E. Awe , 72, of Kingston, Illinois passed away on February 12, 2018 at home.
He was born on July 26, 1945 to Orval Dean Awe and Lillian (Hansen) Awe. He attended Genoa-Kingston schools. Dean was a Vietnam Veteran, proudly serving our country as a Sergeant in C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment) in the Vietnam War in 1965-67. He was a recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a Life Member of the 11th ACVVC. He was also a member of the Kingston American Legion Post 1010. After returning from Vietnam, he worked many years for Miller-Davis Construction Co. before starting his own electrical business. He was currently the Maintenance Director for Kingston Park and took great pride in his work.
Dean married Judy Palm in 1967 and together they raised two daughters. Dean enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Sycamore Sportsmen and Conservation club.
He is survived by his daughter Lori (Dale) Swanson; grandchildren, Hunter Dean Swanson and Madelynn Shelly Swanson; sister, Donna (David) Perkins; brothers, Dan (Nancy) Awe and David (Laura) Awe; and several nieces and nephews.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Shelly.
The funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Cooper-Quiram Chapel, 202 E. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135.
Visitation from 10am-noon prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Genoa Cemetery with Military Honors.

Condolences & Shared Memories (10)

  1. Holly Bray

    Lori and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and Grandfather. Continued Prayers for you and your family.

  2. Russ & Karen Deverell

    Always enjoyed visiting with Dean. He did some electrical work for us on the farm, about 25 yrs ago, and then the last few years I'd see him taking care of the Kingston Park. Many times we would visit at lunch at the Kirkland Café. Our sympathies to his family, especially his brother Dan who I attended school with.

  3. Kathie and Ernie Westlund

    We have many fond memories of your Dad as you know and can imagine. Our hope for your children is that they will keep special memories of their granddad close to their hearts and with great fondness and much love.

  4. Julie Atkinson

    Lori, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. God bless him for his service to not only our country but also to our community.

  5. Lisa Barry & Family

    Dear Lori & Family , So sorry for your loss , you’re Dad will be Dearly missed , Prayer’s for you and your family .

  6. Maria Bennett

    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father, grandfather, and brother. He will be missed.

  7. Beth Koeppen

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family during these sad times.

  8. Jane kerfin

    Dear Lori, so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and the family

  9. Gerald & Joan Stoffregen

    To the family of Dean, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father, grandfather, and brother. The entire community has lost a true friend and dedicated person, always having the best interest in making our community a better place. May the memories of him help you to get through this sad time.

  10. Frank & Carol Engel

    Lori - So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We hope you have many good memories of your times together.