Darl “Dean” Deniston, 75, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at IU Health White Memorial Hospital, Monticello. He was born Oct. 3, 1937 in Kewanna to the late Herbert C. and Opal V. (Sutton) Deniston. On Oct. 16, 1971 in Walton, he married Nancy J. (Kelly) Deniston; she preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2009.
Dean served in the United States National Guard. He retired from Southeastern School Corporation, where he was a custodian for 25 years at Thompson Elementary School. He also was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Onward Christian Church. He loved his grandchildren and the outdoors.
Surviving are a son and a daughter-in-law, Richard D. and Jen Deniston, Monticello; two grandchildren, Brady and Keeley; and a sister, Joyce Ann Nelson, Galveston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a twin sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Murray-Weaver funeral home, 401 S. California St., Galveston, with Reverend Brian Beeks officiating. Burial will follow in Walton IOOF Cemetery. Friends can visit with the family from 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the White County Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.