Obituary Dean Franz (1960 – 2021) – Marysville, WA

Dean Rocky Franz, 61, of Lake Stevens, Washington died on November 14, 2021.
He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Monday April 4, 1960.

Dean graduated from Cedar Lake Academy and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Walla Walla University. On Sunday December 16, 1984, Dean married the love of his life, Debe, and they had a child, Derek. Dean had a career in civil engineering and worked for Parsons, Tetra Tech and Perteet.

He was a proud member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens, and the Snohomish County Committee to Improve Transportation (SCCIT). Dean had a passion for many things like photography, hiking, camping, serving others, and practicing his faith.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Debe; son, Derek (Christina); parents, Ken and Norma; sister, Julène (Andy) and nephew Mason. A service for Dean will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elim Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, WA.

If you want to show your love through donations instead of flowers, our family suggests that the donation be made to one of their favorite charities.
Lake Stevens Rotary Endowment Fund, offering scholarships to high school students. Dean has been chair of the scholarship committee for many years. @lacestevensrotary
Cocoon House, an Everett nonprofit that provides housing and support for at-risk youth. Dean supported Cocoon House in various ways and believed in his mission @cocoonhouse
Samaritan’s Purse, an international humanitarian aid organization that Dean has supported financially. @samaritanspurss

Good memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared on for the Franz family.

April 4, 1960 – November 14, 2021

Posted by The Herald (Everett) November 26-27, 2021.

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