Dean Lloyd Christian Obituary 2024

Dean Lloyd Christian: A Life Well-Lived

Dean Lloyd Christian: A Life Well-Lived

A Legacy of Love, Faith, and Service

Dean Lloyd Christian, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at the Lantern of Madison in Madison, Ohio, on May 22, 2024, at the age of 95.

Born on August 30, 1928, to Lloyd and Esther Grace Christian in Perry, Ohio, Dean lived a life filled with purpose and unwavering faith. He graduated from Perry High School in 1946 and earned a Horticulture degree from The Ohio State University in 1950.

A Soldier for the Lord

Dean proudly served his country during the Korean War as a company typist stationed at Fort Knox and Fort Monmouth, NJ. While in the military, he remained steadfast in his faith, leading his platoon mates to church in Asbury Park, NJ.

A Dedicated Entrepreneur

After his military service, Dean embarked on a successful career in both retail and the scientific field. He purchased a small store named Shop Rite in Perry Village, where he met his future bride, Carmen Cain.

Prior to starting a family, Dean worked as a purchasing agent at the Diamond Shamrock Company in Fairport Harbor. When the company closed, he joined Ricerca Bioscience Lab in Concord, Ohio.

A Man of Unwavering Faith

Dean’s faith was a cornerstone of his life. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age and dedicated his life to sharing his faith with others. He was actively involved at Faith Baptist Church in Perry, Ohio, where he served as a deacon and played a key role in establishing a bus ministry.

Dean’s legacy of faith extended beyond his local church. He served on the board at Stony Glen Camp for over 30 years and was instrumental in the growth of Painesville Baptist Church in his later years.

A Devoted Family Man

Dean and Carmen shared 67 years of love and happiness together. They raised four daughters: Deborah, Denea, Amy, and Emily. He was a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather, who cherished the time he spent with his family.

A Life of Adventure in Retirement

Dean and Carmen enjoyed 25-plus years of retirement at Baker Acres in Zephyrhills, Florida. They filled their golden years with travel, spending time with loved ones, and pursuing their hobbies.

A Legacy that Endures

Dean’s legacy extends far beyond his lifetime. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the many lives he touched throughout his journey. His unwavering faith, infectious enthusiasm, and unwavering spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him.

Dean is survived by his beloved wife, Carmen, their four daughters, and their extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

His final resting place will be with his parents in the Perry Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 11am at Painesville Baptist Church, 140 Park Rd, Painesville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, friends can make contributions to Stony Glen Camp or Painesville Baptist Church in Dean’s memory.

The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family at this time.