J. Dean Lucey, age 86, died at Maplewood Nursing Home on January 16, 2014.

Dean was born on February 2, 1927 in Arena, the son of Ernest and Jen Lucey. He was united in marriage to Betty Steensrud on October 1, 1949. Dean farmed in Arena on the family farm until his retirement in 1993. He was a long time member of Midland United Methodist Church. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, working in his shop and doing furniture refinishing projects with Betty. He was a kind, generous man who was quick to help out his family, friends and neighbors. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Dean is survived by his five children, David Lucey (Sally), Tom Lucey (Beckie), Beth Lunde (David), Bruce Lucey (Kathleen), and Jodi Laughery (Ned), nine grandchildren, Chris and Adam Lucey, Terry and Tricia Lucey, Andrew and Kayla Lunde, Scott, Jen and Kyle Lucey; four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Mariana Barcena, Patrick Ryan and Dylan Lucey, sister, Lois Pieper; sister-in-law, Phyllis Bookless; brother-in-law, Gordy Steensrud; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty, sisters Aletha Myers and Florence Klevgard, and brother Donald Lucey.

Funeral Services will be held at MIDLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10235 County TRK KP, Mazomanie, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 with Pastor Ann Scott officiating. A visitation will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 702 Emily Road, Mazomanie, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church, Mazomanie, WI or Hospice Center, Fitchburg, WI.