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Dean Splittgerber, 64

June 17, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Dean Splittgerber, 64, of Marshalltown, is now playing on heaven's baseball team after leaving this earthly life on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12th, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16th, at St. Henry's Catholic Church with Fr. Don Czapla officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-7:00 p.m. also at the church. A 7:00 p.m. vigil service will follow. Memorials may be directed in his memory to St. Henry's Catholic Church, Iowa River Hospice or the ALS Foundation. For condolences, please visit The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Dean and his family. Ph. 641-844-1234.

Born on February 19th, 1952, in Wayne, Nebraska, he was the son of Harvey and Elna (Meyer) Splittgerber. He graduated from the Marshalltown High School's Class of 1970 and later Iowa State and Buena Vista, receiving his Bachelor's Degree. For 40 years, Dean was a faithful employee at Emerson Process Fisher Division. His homes included Wayne, NE; Grundy Center, IA; Marshalltown and St. Louis, MOthus getting to be the Cardinal's number one fan!

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On May 18th, 1985, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jerilyn Mask, in Traer, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two sons, Matthew and Michael.

Dean was a faithful member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, Iowa Girls' Softball Association, Amateur Softball Association and the United States Softball Association. He treasured his time with his family and friends, umpiring softball, baseball, and basketball; playing golf and watching soccer and cheering on Iowa State and the St. Louis Cardinals. This past fall, he was able to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Left to cherish his memory are Jeri, his loving wife of 31 years; two sons- Matthew (Brittany) Splittgerber of Coralville and Michael of Des Moines; his brother Mark (Kathy) Splittgerber of West Des Moines and sister Julie Tichy of Marshalltown as well as brothers-in-law- Joel (Julie) Mask, Bruce Mask and David Mask all of Traer and Larry Kopriva of Ankeny and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

In death, Dean rejoined his parents, baby brother, Gerald, sisters-in-law Leta Kopriva and Llona Neuman, brothers-in-law Richard Mask and Danny Mask, and in-laws Ralph and Bertha Mask.*



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