In Memory of Dean E Black

Dean E Black
Dean E Black
Born: September 13, 1951
Died: January 15, 2016
Age: 64
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Dean E Black
September 13, 1951 - January 15, 2016
From: Ames, IA | Originally: Nevada, IA

Dean E. Black, age 64, of Ames and formerly of Nevada, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Mary Greely Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with burial to follow in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Nevada.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Born September 13, 1951, in Nevada, Iowa, Dean Edwin Black was the son of Floyd and Mary Ada (Stark) Black. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1969, and later attended Des Moines Area Community College.  He worked as an industrial painter in the Midwest.

Survivors include a daughter, Autumn Black of Chetek, WI; a step-daughter, Jody Glenn of Chetek, WI; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Dennis (Shelly) Black of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Stephanie Olson of Nevada; as well as several nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Steven and James; and a sister, Teresa Olson.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Dean and his family.



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:43 PM
“So sorry about Dean's passing. Our families had many friends in each other's families! I have many tender thoughts-and many prayers for Dean & you...God Bless! Deborah Cornelius Presler”
- Deborah Cornelius Presler
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM
“My sympathy to Deans family. We were fellow graduates of the class if 69. So many good memories. May Dean rest in peace”
- Claudette Corbin Staab
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.”
- Jane Heintz
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:19 PM
“My prayers and thoughts to Dean's family. As a member of Nevada High Class of 1969, I remember Dean well. Sad to hear

Vicki (Christy) Schnack”
- Vicki (Christy) Schnack
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
“Only learned tonight of Dean passing on. This is very sad news I had from Mary Virginia. I have to work tonight and will not be able to attend services tomorrow but maybe Pat can. I wish all my relatives and Dean's family and friends well. ”
- Michael C Stark
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:35 PM
“We were so very sorry to hear of Deans passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time xo
- Heather Rinke Eastwood
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM
“So sorry to learn of Dean's passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Thoughts and prayers to Steph and Dennis. ”
- Gary and Pat Makovec
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM
“I love you, Dean. You and Dennis were more like brothers to Tobey and me than cousins. So many memories of you to cherish. Your gruff, growly persona at times did not hide your big heart and wonderful laugh. So thankful for our phone conversations over the past months. I will miss you, sweet boy. ”
- Patty Mahan
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:03 PM
“So sorry to hear of Dean's passing.My heart goes out to all of his family.”
- Molly Oxley Chavera
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:11 AM
“I don't even know where to start. The biggest thing about you was your heart. You didn't have to be a Dad to a step child, but you chose to be a wonderful, caring, encouraging, and loving father. Arriving at your house for the first time since your passing was harder than I could ever imagine. To see all the pictures of Autumn and I over the years was so heart warming. Going thru your things to find what we needed for the funeral home, extremely heart breaking. Knowing that in a few short days will be the very last time I will see you is so much more than heart breaking and I can't even put it into words. I thank God for you and your time with us and I am relieved that you are no longer sick or in pain. We miss U, LD (little dog) misses you and until we meet again I love u. ”
- Jody Glenn
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:51 AM
“My heart is so broken for Autumn Steph and esp Dennis what a sweet
T man he was I have never seen any family that has had so much grief Aunt Mary Adas passing was so hard now to lose Dean You all are in my prayers God Bless you Dean R.I.P. All my love to my cousins and there families
- Rose Mary Oxley
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:24 PM
“Dean, my friend, we were nearly inseparable through high school. So many nights cruising and listening to tunes with Dennis in the Plymouth. Having a few beers when they were available. Whenever we got together later in life the laughs were always there. Life won't be the same for anyone you knew. Let's all help each other get through this as best we can. We will always miss him.”
- Ken Kuhn
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM
“I have some wonderful memories of Dennis, Teresa and of Dean. Another good man gone way to soon. Steph, Dennis and your families are in my prayers. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Dean will forever be in our hearts.”
- Cathy Barker Wycoff
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM
“I love you Uncle Dean. You've always been a great Uncle and a great friend. I'm gonna miss spending time with you and all the times you made me laugh. You always loved me for who I am, flaws and all. You've always had a special place in my heart and you always will. You are a great man and I will miss you.

To the rest of my family and all of Uncle Dean's friends, I'm so sorry for your loss. Dean was loved by many people and will be missed deeply.”
- Jessy Black
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:14 PM
“My condolences to the Black family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to the wonderful memories you have of Dean. He remains forever in your hearts. ”
- Cathy Goldman
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:37 AM
“To my cousin who always had a smile and a bubbly laugh. No matter what the situation. You will be missed by me and my family. Hopefully we will meet again along with Shane and Dad. To Dennis,Steph, Autumn and families, stay strong and take care. Mike Black”
- Mike Black
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:43 PM
“I'm so sorry food you're loss. Sending lots of hugs. Now heaven got another Angel to be with Teresa, and the rest of the family”
- Sarah Winters
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:43 PM
“You were a great brother-in-law, but more like a brother. Life won't be the same with out you. Thanks for letting me in your family. I love and will miss you very much. ”
- Shelly Black
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:43 PM
“I guess I don't know where to start. You were the most positive part of my life. You had my back no matter what was going on. You always made me feel better about myself and never missed an opportunity to tell me how proud you were of me. It's because of you that I turned into the person I am today. If you weren't there to push me to do better things I would have never accomplished all of the things I have. I want everyone to know what a great man you were. I'm so glad the kids got to meet you and we got to spend time with you at Christmas. I love you, Dad and I will never forget you and all the great times we had. You were such an inspiration to me and a great influence on me. I will miss you sooo much. Until I see you again.....

To everyone else with a heavy heart right now I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope dad had a positive impact on your life and whenever you think of him you smile. If there is anything I can do to help you please feel free to let me know. Thank You.”
- Autumn Black
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:42 PM
“Had a lot of fun back in the day. You are one in a million.”
- Sheila and Jim Ellet
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM
“You were much more than just my brother. You were my friend. I have a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Enjoy the reunion with Mom, Dad, Stevie, James and Teresa. Love you all and miss you all every day. ”
- Dennis Black
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss Dean will be missed Our Thoughts And Prayers are with all”
- Mark and Kathy Larsen
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10:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Beau Hudson
Dennis Thompson
Rick Black
Mike Olson
Brian Henze


One hour prior to services
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa