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Clinton "Dean" Britt

d. July 6, 2014

Clinton Ar’Dean “Dean” Britt passed away on July 6, 2014 at St. Mark’s Memory Care Unit after battling a long-time illness. Dean was born February 7, 1926 in Austin MN to Lemuel and Bernice Britt. He grew up in Austin and attended Austin Senior High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy at 17. He fought in World War II and then re-enlisted to serve in the Korean War. While he was serving, he was Captain of his PT boat hauling heavy equipment while under attack. Dean married Betty Louise Bennett, originally from Ohio, on January 19, 1946. They lived in Austin and had six children from this marriage. Betty passed away in December, 1983 after a long battle with Leukemia. Dean worked for Robbins Furniture Store as a carpet layer for over 40 years. Dean enjoyed hunting fishing and spending time with his family. In his younger years he raced cars and enjoyed bowling. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and also a long-time member of the VFW and American Legion. Dean married Bonnie Andrews in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Britt of Austin; sons, Dean “Tom” Britt (Eleanor) of North Carolina, Steven Britt (Sue) of Owatonna MN; daughters, Nancy Britt of Austin, Penny Almlie (Dave) of Houston TX, Brenda Moucha of Austin; step-daughter Sheri Escandon (Juan); sisters, Audrey Grage (Hank) of Texas, Jeannine McAllister (Mac) of Austin; 14 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his furry friend Iggy. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Louise, a son, a granddaughter, a great granddaughter and his faithful cat, Blackey. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Gerry Giese officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 pm on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and VFW Post #1216.

Service Information


Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery
1800 4 St. NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Wednesday, July 9 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, July 10 2014
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Saint Olaf Lutheran Church
306 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Thursday, July 10 2014
10:30 AM

Saint Olaf Lutheran Church
306 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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