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Dean Lahren

April 18, 1953 — June 1, 2024

Dean Lahren

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Dean Bradley Lahren, 71, of Brooklyn Center, passed away on June 1, 2024 after a 4-year battle with cancer.

Dean was born on April 18, 1953 in Fargo, ND to Larry and Dorothy (Wumkes) Lahren. After graduating from Fargo North High School in 1971, he went on to study mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1975. He continued to serve in the Navy until his retirement as captain in 2005.

Anyone who knew Dean knew he was an avid fan of the MN Twins. After retiring from his career as a salesman in the fuel systems industry, Dean proudly worked as an usher at Target Field for 3 baseball seasons.

Dean was a devoted member of his church and humble servant of Christ. In the face of his cancer diagnosis, he always considered himself blessed (despite a lifetime without a Vikings Super Bowl win).

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Dorothy (Wumkes) Lahren; brother-in-law Joseph Schmit; sisters LaVonne (Lahren) Braunberger and Janice (Lahren) Moe; and granddaughters Alma and Aleece Lahren. He is survived by his siblings Cheryl (Lahren) Schmit, Jack Lahren and Kris Lahren, as well as his former spouse Heather Lahren and their 4 children, Matthew, Brett (Kate Koukkari), Alexandra and Mackenzie, and 6 grandsons.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 7th at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Plymouth from 5-8pm.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Ascension Lutheran Church in Plymouth at 11am with visitation starting at 10am.

Interment at Fort Snelling will take place on Tuesday, June 11th at 11:30am (meet at assembly area #4 by 11:15am).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Dean Lahren's honor.






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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel

15800 37th Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55446

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Visitation

Saturday, June 8, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Ascension Lutheran Church

15870 46th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Ascension Lutheran Church

15870 46th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

11:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55450

Please meet at 11:15 AM at Assembly Area #4

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