Dean was born October 23, 1932 in the Karbers Ridge community. He was the son of Ernest and Pearl (Jenkins) Henshaw.
On February 11, 1956, Dean was united in marriage to Mary Louise Favors in Manteno, Illinois. She preceded him in death on February 4, 1990.
Dean is survived by: his children – Jackie Dean (Beth) Henshaw of Simpson, Julia Ponton of Vienna, Martha (Bob) Crane of Harrisburg, and Ernie (Tricia) Henshaw of Vienna; grandchildren – Jack (Amber) Henshaw of Murray, Kentucky, Jimmy Henshaw of Simpson, Joe (Tammy) Henshaw of Anna, Kasey (Chad) Long of Cypress, Lee (Lisa) Miller of Vienna, Sarah (Todd) Tripp of Bunbcombe, Ashley Henshaw of Vienna and Austin Henshaw of Vienna; great grandchildren – Corban, Gadden, Chelsea, Taleah, Faith, Jordan, Natalie, Clayton, Larrah, Lennah, Ellie, & Evie; 2 brothers – Carl (Mary) Henshaw of Mesa, Arizona and Garry (Donna) Henshaw of Marquette, Michigan; 2 sisters-in-law – Phyllis Henshaw of Manteno and Dolores (Romaine) Gregg of Peotone; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Dean was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Charles Henshaw and Vonnie Henshaw; a sister – Floetta Hill, and a brother-in-law – Jesse Hill.
Dean was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former member of the Carrier Mills American Legion Post # 364.
Dean worked as a cement finisher on construction projects throughout Illinois. In his spare time, Dean enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also raised cattle with his son-in-law Bob.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, March 31, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Ernie Henshaw and Jack Henshaw will officiate.
Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post #5222 and the Illinois National Guard Burial Honors Detail.
Visitation will be conducted from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund.