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Dean J. Rans  

Dean J. Rans, 84, Port Richey, Fla., passed away peacef ully on March 20, 2009, surrounded by his loving family and with the Gulfside Regional Hospice at his bedside. He was a former Culver resident, moving to Port Richey, Fla., in 1989. He was born on March 9, 1925, in Fulton County to Fred and Lelia Rans. Dean graduated from Aubbeenaubbee Township High School and immediately joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Battle of the B ulge during World War II.

Dean and the former Treva Wynn were married on Oct. 23, 1949. They renewed their wedding vows in the family home in Port Richey on Oct. 23, 2008, celebrating 59 years together.

In Culver , Dean and Treva were the former owners of the Corner tavern and he was also the owner of Rans Auto Sales. For many years he was an avid race car driver.

Dean is survived by his loving wife, Treva; two sons, Terry Rans and wife Beth, Port Richey, and Robert Rans and wife Julie, Plymouth; four daughters, Carole Lairson and husband Marion, Portland, Mary Strobel and husband Donald, Cannonburg, Pa., Kathy Hensley, Port Richey, and Judy Rans, Port Richey; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Rans, Rochester; two brothers-in-law, Charles Wynn, Culver , and Bobby Wynn and wife Brenda, Culver ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Christopher Strobel; and a great-grandson, Mathew Stiles.

Private family services were held at the family home on March 22, 2009, with Dean's grandson Jason Lairson officiating.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Dobies Funeral & Crematory in Port Richey and locally to the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at

Rochester Sentinel April 7/8, 2009

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