June 2, 1938 - December 4, 2017
Service Date: December 8, 2017
Dean Wallen, 79, of Belleville, Illinois, born June 2, 1938, in Urbana, IL, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’ Fallon, Illinois.
Dean was a retired Teacher at Collinsville High School Unit 10. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church and St. Clair Township Trustee and Clerk for 22 years. Alumni of Lincoln College and received his Bachelor and Masters Degree from The University of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Raymond G. and Marian nee, Smith, Wallen
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Juanita nee, Gass, Wallen of Belleville, IL
- whom he married June 7, 1968
- Nicolette (John) McCullough of Belleville, IL
- SooJin Wallen and husband Erol Weber of Belleville, IL
- Herschel Wallen of Portland, OR
- 7 Grandchildren
- Justin Abegglen
- Adam McCullough
- Nicholas McCullough
- Griffin Wallen
- Theodore Wallen
- Elena Weber
- Alyssa Weber
- Sister: Janet Wilson of Gravois Mills, MO
- Dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: Family of Dean Wallen in care of SooJin Wallen for a park bench in honor of her father.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 10:00 am – 10:30 am Friday, December 8, 2017 at First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, December 8, 2017 at First United Presbyterian Church in the chapel with Pastor Rob Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.