L. Dean Gahimer
L. Dean Gahimer, 85, of Waldron, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born March 3, 1932 in Rush County, he was the son of Ercell Gahimer and Ruth (Edwards) Gahimer.
He married Beth Kay (Meal) Gahimer and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include children- Jeffrey Gahimer (wife Mary Beth) of Waldron, Sandra Gahimer of Indianapolis,
Brenda Amshey (husband Adam) of Lake Odessa, Michigan; 2 sisters- Nedra Carder (husband John) of
Milroy, Marlene Kappes (husband Lawrence) of South Bend, Indiana; 3 grandchildren- Leah Gonzales,
Ellen Gonzales, Brady Gonzales; and 4 great grandchildren- Bella, Vincent, Mason, & Maximus. He was
preceded in death by his parents, spouse, brothers Haskell Gahimer, Varl Gahimer, and an infant brother,
and sister Alliene Jones.
Mr. Gahimer was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1950. He
was a self employed general contractor with Dean Gahimer Contracting for many years. He also owned
and operated Solitude Antiques for several years. He was a member of Star Baptist Church and Blue
River Valley Antique Power Association. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War, and
attained the rank of Sergeant.
Dean loved antiques, gardening, and vacationing in Holland, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 am on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Star Baptist Church, 4019
W. 650 N., St. Paul, with Pastor Tom True officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday morning from
9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Star Baptist Church.
Jeff, Sandy and Brenda: I am sorry for your loss. Your Dad and Mother were both good people and an asset to the community.
Dean will always be "Uncle Dean" to me. He inspired me to use and respect tools and I will always look up to him as a master craftsman. My condolences to the family and especially to my cousins Jeff, Sandy and Brenda. - Todd
Uncle Dean was such a special man in my life and he wa so good to my family over the years. I was just a flower girl in his wedding when I first felt the love he had family. He was a strong man with a big heart and will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom & Dad that I will always cherish. They loved their children & grandchildren so very much!!
Sandy and family, Sorry to hear about Dean's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.