Dean M. Misegadis


Dean M. Misegadis, 88, Rush Center, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

Dean M. Misegadis, 88, Rush Center, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

He was born March 11, 1926, in rural Rush Center to Louis and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis. He was a 1944 graduate of Dodge City High School and attended Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.

He married Betty Keener on April 24, 1952, in Rush Center. He was a resident of Rush Center since 1946, owner of Dean's TV & Appliance, Rush Center and La Crosse, and was a farmer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, former council member of Hope Lutheran Church, former president of the Lions Club, former president and charter member of Walnut Valley Senior Center, and member of the Walnut Valley Saddle Club, all of Rush Center. He was a former member of the Chamber of Commerce, La Crosse; former president of the Lutheran Church, Alexander; former board member of the Rush County Farm Bureau, former district president of Luther League, former member of Rush County Industrial Development; and former chairman of the building committee of First Lutheran Church, La Crosse.

Survivors include his wife, Rush Center; a son, Steve Misegadis, and wife, Barb, La Crosse; two daughters, Lois Misegadis and husband, Michael James, Newton, and Darlene Misegadis, Rush Center; a sister, Henrietta Dirks, Lindsborg; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Carl Misegadis, Raymond Misegadis and Elmer Misegadis; and five sisters, Esther Dirks, Leona Dirks, Christina Million, Edna Dirks and Evelyn Rush.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center; burial in Locust Hill Cemetery, Rush Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, and from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, or Walnut Valley Senior Center, Rush Center, in care of the funeral home.

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