Transition: Dean L. Arbuckle (March 3, 1940-July 31, 2017)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dean L. Arbuckle was born in Waterloo, Iowa on March 3, 1940. He departed this life on July 31, 2017. Dean lived most of his life in the LaPorte City, Iowa area until moving to Eureka Springs 9 years ago. He retired from the John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works. He was a member of the Lone Star Bible Chapel of Eureka.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse (Bill) Arbuckle and Mary (Boots) Arbuckle; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Stan Haefner; two brothers, Delbert and James and a nephew, Steve Arbuckle.

Dean is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Wendy Gassman (James) of Dyersville, Iowa; 3 sons, Rich (Sujen) of Eureka Springs, Randy (Carie) of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Marty (Heather) Arbuckle of Canton, Ga. There are 11 grandchildren, 1 step great grandson and 1 great grandson due in October. There are many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dean was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He is at peace now with his Lord. We will miss him.

There will be no services at this time. At a later date, there will be a family gathering to scatter his ashes.