Dean E. Creighton

Aug. 8, 1928 - Sept. 25, 2006

Dean E. Creighton, 78, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Whitewater.

He has been a resident of Palmyra since 1967 and retired from the U.S. Marines Corps, where he served for 20 years. He was employed at Oster Co. in Milwaukee and also worked for the Department of Natural Resources.

He is survived by his wife, Irene (nee Bennett). They were married Oct. 16, 1953, in Washington, D.C. He is further survived by his son, Kenneth (Debra) Creighton of Waukesha; two grandchildren, Stacey (Jason) Fenner of Palmyra and Kenneth Creighton of Palmyra; four stepgrandchildren, Bryan, Sarah, David and Daniel Ellenberger; two great-grandchildren, Maddison(?) and Jackson Fenner; sister, Kathleen Taylor of Rockford, Ill.; mother-in-law, Hazel L. Bennett; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Donna; sister, Bonnie; brothers, Robert, Stanley, Clark and Carroll; and his father-in-law, Harry Bennett.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 29, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. The Rev. Karen Klatt will officiate with burial at Hillside Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday with full military honors.

Mealy’ Funeral Home, 495-2127, is serving the family.