Dean Fiedler

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Dean W. Fiedler, 88, of Freeburg, IL, born September 22, 1931, in Freeburg, IL, died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Life Care Center of Palm, Palm Bay, FL.

Mr. Fiedler was an Operating Engineer and farmer before he retired. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL. Dean was a U.S. Army veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion Locklar-Smith Post 550 as well as Freeburg’s Masonic Lodge. Dean was active in the Local 520 Operating Engineers Retirees. He loved to water ski and one of his great pleasures was teaching others how to ski.

Preceding him in death are his first wife, Gladys Mae Fiedler; a grandson, Michael Brown; his parents, William and Ellen, nee Lortz, Fiedler; and a brother, Lloyd Fiedler.

Surviving are three daughters, Rebecca L. (Cem Kaner) of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Katherine E. Fiedler (Mike Brown) of Monkton, MD,
and Carol D. (Mark) Kilpatrick;
and two grandchildren, Gabrielle Brown and Christopher Kilpatrick.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. A Masonic ritual will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


8 Comments on Dean Fiedler

Claude Borders said : Guest Report May 03, 2023 at 12:37 AM

I want to express my sympathies to the family of Dean Fiedler. He was my father-in-law when I was Matt to Rebecca. He was a kind and loving father and a hard worker. I regret that I didn’t get a chance to spend more time with him. God’s blessings to your family and friends.

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
Peggy Meli said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2020 at 9:29 PM

We are sorry to hear of your father's passing.

  • Lake Mary
  • FL
Bonnie Runner said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2020 at 3:08 PM

So sorry for your loss. We are were a part of the Saint Matthew group and played pinochle a lot. I lost my husband Dave in 2017. It was such fun as Dean was very competitive as you probably know! God bless

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Bonnie Runner said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM

So sorry to hear of your dad‘s passing. We used to play pinochle together a number of years ago I lost my husband Dave in 2017.God bless you all

  • Ofallon
  • Ok
Edie Gaythwaite said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Dear Becky, I was sorry to receive the news of your father's passing. Please know I am thinking of you, Chem and your family at this difficult time.

  • Orlando
  • Florida
Birdell Fry said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Dean was a good man, a good friend. I learned a lot about farming and horses from him. Although he was married and divorced from my mother - I will always consider him a friend and regret I didn't see him after he moved to Florida. I pray that he is enjoying the pleasure of Jesus' company now.

  • Springfield
  • IL
Nanci & Marty Daesch said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Brock Engelman said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 7:26 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Nashville
  • Illinois

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