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Dean W. Vorhies

Jan 14, 2014

Dean W. Vorhies, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at his residence.

Friends may sign the register and leave memorials from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to New Sweden Methodist Cemetery and Lockridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to

The son of Clarence “Swede” and Doris D. (Bottorff) Vorhies, he was born Jan. 30, 1940, in Fairfield. He grew up in the Lockridge area.He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1959.

He was a dietary employee at the Mental Health Institute and Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility for 33 years. He retired from this position in 1995. After retirement he made deliveries for Bud’s Flower Shop. Most recently, he was employed at Iris City Antique Mall. He was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Lockridge.

Preceding him in death are his parents and two brothers, Kevin and Richard Vorhies.

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