Posted by Gary O'Reilly & James Monroe on Nov 16, 2021
Dean Franz, a strong Rotarian and community spirited friend passed away on Sunday, November 14th after heart surgery the previous Tuesday. Shock can best describe the feelings we all are experiencing over the news of his passing. Dean was deeply involved in the past as the Chair of the Vocational Services Committee. His efforts each year to ensure that our Club Foundation had funds for scholarships for graduating Lake Stevens High School Seniors. Although he decided to let someone else lead the Vocational Services Committee, he helped mentor the new chairperson.
2012 Board Installation by PDG Jane Helten with Dean on the far left
Dean enjoyed being a photographer and was a seasoned financial whiz for our investment club composed mostly of Rotarians. Dean relished time with his family and friends. We will miss his infectious smile which was the center peace and a big part of his demeanor. 
2012 Scholarship Presentations with Club President Debe Franz (l) and Scholarship Program Chair Dean Franz (r)
Dean (r) receiving a PHF pin from PDG Sean Hogan in April 2012
Dean has been a Rotarian since June 2005 and was a Civil Engineer with Parsons. Please keep Debe, Derek and Christina in your prayers as they go through their grieving. Dean was special and should be remembered for all that he meant to all of us in Rotary and Lake Stevens.
May 2015 Clean Up at North Cove Park in downtown Lake Stevens with many Club Members. Dean is second from right.
There will be a Funeral Service on Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10:30 am at Elim Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens. A reception and meal will follow.