ADRIAN-Dean Earl Gautz, age 81, of Adrian, died July 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born September 4, 1936, in Riga, Michigan to Floyd and Dorothy (Zeizert) Gautz. On June 13, 1965, he married Eileen Seager in Blissfield and she survives. Dean proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and had been a farmer. Farming was his life, and he enjoyed raising animals and crops. He helped with 4-H. Dean was a member of the Cadmus Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and taught Sunday school.
In addition to his wife, Eileen, he is survived by his children, Dale D. Gautz of Adrian, Ann (Bud) Knight of Manitou Beach, Daniel (Josette) Gautz of Hudson, Amy (Brian) Lindsay of Monett, Missouri, and Sarah (Jason) Smith of Adrian; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Larry (Michelle) Gautz of Sarcoxie, Missouri, Jim Gautz of Stotts City, Missouri, Loren (Aico) Gautz of Hawaii, and Paul (Debbie) Gautz of Missouri; two sisters, Ruth (Roger) Stygles of Adrian and Jean Gable, of Toledo; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Gautz; and brother-in-law, Gene Gable.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Cadmus Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ann Marie Montgomery officiating, to be followed by cremation.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadmus Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.